Who influence the environmental adaptation process of small and medium sized textile and garment companies in Vietnam

Nguyen, Nga H., Beeton, Robert J. S. and Halog, Anthony (2014). Who influence the environmental adaptation process of small and medium sized textile and garment companies in Vietnam. In Subramanian Senthilkannan (Ed.), Roadmap to sustainable textiles and clothing: regulatory aspects and sustainability standards of textiles and the clothing supply chain (pp. 189-208) Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-110-7_7


Author Nguyen, Nga H.
Beeton, Robert J. S.
Halog, Anthony
Title of chapter Who influence the environmental adaptation process of small and medium sized textile and garment companies in Vietnam
Title of book Roadmap to sustainable textiles and clothing: regulatory aspects and sustainability standards of textiles and the clothing supply chain
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-110-7_7
Open Access Status
Year available 2014
Series Textile science and clothing technology
ISBN 9789812871091
9789812871107
ISSN 2197-9863
Editor Subramanian Senthilkannan
Chapter number 7
Start page 189
End page 208
Total pages 20
Total chapters 10
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The pressure on Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies to adapt their production and management systems to meet global industrial environmental standards is enormous. Yet an effective way to help SMEs overcome these challenges is not reported. This chapter argues that identifying key stakeholders involved in the adaptation process is a first important step to fill this gap in knowledge. It uses the Stakeholder Theory to analyse interviews with government officials, non-government organizations and enterprises to answer the fundamental question of “who are the key actors influencing the environmental adaptation process at textile and garment SMEs in Vietnam”. Customers and company managers are found to be the most important actors, of which customers have more influence over the decision-making and managers have more influence over the implementation. These findings have important implications for the development of environmental adaptation strategies for the textile and garment sector in Vietnam in particular, and in developing countries in general.
Keyword Environmental adaptation
Textiles and garments
SMEs
Key actors
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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