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The challenge of e-business for the South African apparel sector

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-06-07 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T10:51:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T10:51:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7762
dc.description.abstract Innovation-intensive growth is exemplified by new information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as the internet and internet applications like e-business. E-business plays an important role in facilitating innovation by fostering greater networking in the economy, and making possible faster diffusion of codified knowledge and ideas. This paper explores the potential of ebusiness to provide a necessary lever to enhance competitiveness of the South African (SA) apparel sector. In particular, the paper critically discusses the opportunities, challenges and risks of e-business for the apparel sector. Despite strong theoretical arguments suggesting that e-business has much to offer the garments industry, the empirical evidence would seem to suggest that e-business in the SA apparel sector is still in its infancy. The paper proposes a number of policies designed to create an enabling and nurturing environment aimed at promoting and accelerating the diffusion of e-business technologies and strategies in the SA apparel sector. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject APPAREL INDUSTRY en
dc.subject E-BUSINESS en
dc.title The challenge of e-business for the South African apparel sector en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version N en
dc.Volume 23 (7) en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Knowledge Management en
dc.SourceTitle Technovation en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3046 en
dc.PageNumber 557-570 en
dc.outputnumber 1362 en
dc.bibliographictitle Moodley, S. (2003) The challenge of e-business for the South African apparel sector. <i>Technovation</i>. 23 (7):557-570. en
dc.publicationyear 2003 en
dc.contributor.author1 Moodley, S. en

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