Textile and Apparel Industries

Technology Adoption in Bangladeshi Apparel Manufacturing Industry

Authors
  • Haesun Park-Poaps orcid logo (Morgan State University)
  • Md. Sadaqul Bari (North Carolina State University)
  • Zafar W Sarker (Ohio University)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of technology adoption in Bangladeshi apparel industry and examine organizational factors that facilitate technology adoption. Literature provided critical factors of technology adoption in clothing business especially in developing countries, which included export orientation, top management commitment, competitive advantage, cost of capital,and technical skills. The analysis of survey data from Bangladeshi apparel manufacturing companies showed a pattern of negative influence of export orientation on technology adoption. Cost of capital had an influence, which suggested that the price competition in the clothing sector remains as one of the obstacles of technology adoption among Bangladeshi manufacturers. The significant influence of technical skills found in this study implicates that knowledge related to the use of technologies become important factor of technology adoption.

Keywords: bangladesh, technology adoption, apparel manufacturing, developing country

How to Cite:

Park-Poaps, H., Bari, M. & Sarker, Z. W., (2019) “Technology Adoption in Bangladeshi Apparel Manufacturing Industry”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.8242

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Published on
15 Dec 2019