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Identifying Organizational Distinctive Competence by Business Mapping in a Global Textile Complex
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles. (F:3 - Fashion Function Futures)
2011 (English)In: Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, Vol. 7, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

The three-dimensional perspective along product, process, and supply chain, of any organization is essential for providing a holistic perspective for mapping business competency. Organizational business success, in terms of economic performance, for any company in the Global Textile Complex, is a resultant of its distinctive competencies – innovation and/or specialization along the fundamental blocks of 3-DCE (product, process and supply chain). The paper develops a matrix for business competency mapping to streamline the organizations according to their pattern of distinctive competence deconstructed along the 3-DCE domain. 18 of the 25 surveyed companies recording a profit build-up (2005-09) had their economic success deconstructed along different combinations of product, process and supply chain attributes. It is also argued that innovation and/or specialization are the routines or pathways to be successful and statistical models are developed to validate the hypothesis. Any firm not adjudged to be innovator and/or specialist in some respect cannot be successful long term. This is critical in identifying myriads of distinctive organizational competencies and success factors for all business architectures and deduce success pattern in it. A failure to do so can essentially lead firms running out of long term success as the seven of the responding firms reflected. The research seems to be viable to identify and relate firm strategies to their critical success factors and devise solutions for the future.

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College of Textiles, North Carolina State University , 2011. Vol. 7, no 2
Keyword [en]
organizational business mapping, textile value chain, supply chain management, 3-DCE, innovation, dynamic capability development, Textile Management
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3175Local ID: 2320/9325OAI: diva2:871272


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