Bangladesh's Leather Industry

Bangladesh's Leather Industry

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This study provides an overview of how the Bangladeshi leather value chain is organised and governed. It analyses how the leather processing and leather goods/footwear subsectors are integrated into the global market and to what extent informal arrangements including illicit practices are conducive to global market entry. Power relations are dissected along the value chain, in order to analyse how local producers adapt to upholding competitiveness. The results of the work show the need to devise upgrading strategies which pay heed to the reality of informal dynamics in a global value chain (GVC) to improve the local producersa€™ competitiveness. The GVC perspective was combined with considerations on upgrading, subcontracting, middlemen and informality to adequately analyse the complexity of the transactions in the chain. The data of this study are drawn from empirical field studies in Dhaka, Bangladesh and other sections of the international leather value chain during the time period of 2010 to 2014. A qualitative research approach was complemented with quantitative methods.Relational governance keeps product specifications low and allows for simplified transactions with contracts often being concluded orally. Hence ... One of his subcontractors, his brother LGM A, only started becoming independent in 2010. Former ... LGMA is provided with sewing machines and partly also with raw material.


Title:Bangladesh's Leather Industry
Author: Joseph Strasser
Publisher:Springer - 2015-10-05
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