Development of utility for measuring the technological development of Hong Kong's clothing industry

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Development of utility for measuring the technological development of Hong Kong's clothing industry

 

Author: Ho, Kai-chiu
Title: Development of utility for measuring the technological development of Hong Kong's clothing industry
Degree: M.A.
Year: 2001
Subject: Clothing trade -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Institute of Textiles and Clothing
Pages: xx, 162 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1569034
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/3124
Abstract: Hong Kong's clothing industry plays a major contributor to the local economy in terms of its great amount of export value and employment. Due to keen competition from both newly industrialized and developing countries, Hong Kong's clothing industry should need to find out remedial actions in order to sustain its competitive edge amongst global rivals. To produce high value-added products, Hong Kong's clothing industry should move one step forward from Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) to Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) mode of production. Besides nurturing local designers, it should evaluate the level of technological development of Hong Kong's clothing industry and to see whether it is lagging behind it major competitors. The objective of this study is to develop a utility for measuring the technological development of Hong Kong's clothing industry; to evaluate the technological level of Hong Kong's clothing manufacturers as compared with Italian counterpart with the utility developed under this proposal; and to identify the kind of technology that can enhance the competitive edge of Hong Kong's clothing industry.

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