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Intereconomics

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 15–19 | Cite as

Strategies for survival

The example of the clothing industry
  • Uwe Schwarting
Articles International Division of Labour

Abstract

In the debate about relocation to the developing countries of “structurally weak” industries the clothing industry has attracted the special interest of academic and political economists in the Federal Republic of Germany. The following article constitutes a summary of the most important findings of a study of the conditions under which this industry will be able to ensure its continuing existence in the Federal Republic in the future.

Keywords

Direct Investment Federal Republic Foreign Trade International Division Clothing Industry 
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© HWWA and Springer-Verlag 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Schwarting
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  1. 1.Institut für MittelstandsforchungBonn

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