Garment Manufacturing in Laos: Clustering and Technological Capabilities

Rajah Rasiah, Vanthana Nolintha and Latdavanh Songvilay (2011) “Garment Manufacturing in Laos: Clustering and Technological Capabilities”, Asia Pacific Business Review, 17(2): 193-207.

Posted: 27 Jun 2013

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This study examines the impact of systemic pillars on technological capabilities in garment manufacturing in Laos. The evidence shows that garment manufacturing employment rose strongly over the period 2000–2006 but has been confined to low value added activities because of low technological capabilities. While acknowledging the importance of employment creation, this work argues that the systemic pillars in Laos must be strengthened for firms to introduce superior technological capabilities to sustain their competitiveness.

Keywords: cluster, garment, Laos, technological capabilities

Suggested Citation

Rasiah, Rajah, Garment Manufacturing in Laos: Clustering and Technological Capabilities (2011). Rajah Rasiah, Vanthana Nolintha and Latdavanh Songvilay (2011) “Garment Manufacturing in Laos: Clustering and Technological Capabilities”, Asia Pacific Business Review, 17(2): 193-207. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2285328

Rajah Rasiah (Contact Author)

University of Malaya ( email )

University of Malaya
Faculty of Economics and Administration
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia
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