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Factors influencing internationalization of the Indian textile and clothing SME's

Mishra, Rudraksh (2019) Factors influencing internationalization of the Indian textile and clothing SME's. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The Indian Textile industry is one of the oldest and biggest textile industries in the world with unique characteristics. Nonetheless, it has been a symbol of India’s cultural heritage. There is international recognition towards the Indian textile with unique manufacturing processes and outstanding handmade quality. With an abundance of raw materials and labor, with already established recognition and demand for the Indian Textile, the following paper reviews the factors influencing internationalization of SME’s in the Indian textile industry.

The following paper is based on a qualitative method with an exploratory and inductive approach adopted by the author with primary data collected through interviews and secondary data through academic literature. The main purpose of the paper is to find out the factors affecting the internationalization process of SME’s and the main drivers as well as the obstacles to it. The researcher attempts to gain insights into the practical problems faced by small scale industries to expand operations abroad. The different types of challenges they are faced with and the various incentives for them to look abroad. There is also a focus on the effects of this expansion abroad on the current domestic market.

In the present age and stage of Globalization, it is very common for even smaller companies to think globally and expand abroad due to new additions such as E-commerce, enhanced networking, etc. However, there are certain industries in some countries that are still facing challenges that have not been consolidated by advancements in technology. The author aims to look at these intangible factors through ground reality in the Indian market and from the Indian small scale firms as well as their export overseas. The study looks at the merits/demerits of expansion as well as the natural impediments towards them.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Fashion Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Manufacturing Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small Business Sector
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Business Logistics > Supply Chain Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 16:10
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 16:10
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4010

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