Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
A Case Study in Sri Lanka: Problems and Possibilities for Sri Lankas Textile Industry
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The competitive advantages of Sri Lanka's garment industry, and how these can lead to increased trade with Swedish companies, were examined through a study divided in two main parts. The research was carried out with a focus on the labour force and the social aspects of CSR. It was initiated in Sweden, where the goal was to investigate how Swedish companies select suppliers and what their requirements are in terms of code of conduct and social responsibility. In the following part of the study we examined the corresponding parts of Sri Lanka's garment industry. To identify the competitive advantages and potential problems, we conducted a study on three different factories in the country, where the owners, managers and workers were interviewed. To further expand the survey results we also interviewed additional stakeholders to the industry. In this case a trade union and an organization working in the garment industry. The collected data were analysed using selected parts of Porter's diamond and Carroll's CSR pyramid, as well as the Swedish companies' demands on the social aspects of CSR. In order to identify these requirements, interviews were conducted with four different people at the Swedish companies. We were also given access to documents with their code of conduct. Through our analysis we are able to identify the competitive advantages that exist within the industry. In addition to that we are able to identify the areas of the industry where problems exist today, but where Sri Lanka has the opportunity to strengthen its competitive advantages in order to become a more attractive partner for Swedish companies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
CSR, Sri Lanka, garment industry, competitive advantages, supplier selection
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-840OAI: diva2:858075
Subject / course
Industriell ekonomi
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-10-07 Created: 2015-10-01 Last updated: 2015-10-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1373 kB)96 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1373 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business
Economics and Business

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 96 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 211 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link