Textile Management

  • Betty J. Harris
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


In examining the industrialisation process in Swaziland, it is necessary to consider the industrialists and the politico-economic context in which they operate. This involves some cognisance of the machinations of the global textile industry. In this chapter, the priorities of managers and owners will be considered as well as the role of women, aspects of the labour process, marketing strategies and intra-industry competition for cottage industries and factories.


Trade Union Textile Industry Labour Process Textile Management Forward Linkage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Betty J. Harris
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  1. 1.University of OklahomaUSA

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