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Title: Risk and the textile industry : the case of Marks and Spencer
Author: Khan, Omera
ISNI:       0000 0004 2722 1540
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2005
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With an increasing number of fashion retailers and textile manufacturers outsourcing products and extending their global supply base, risk management has gained significance in the textile and clothing supply chain in terms of: increasing flexibility and agility, achieving quick response and sustaining effective relationships with suppliers. However, there is limited research on risk management within this sector and even less empirical research conducted in this sector. This is quite surprising considering the volatile nature of this dynamic sector. Through the application of an in-depth single case study, this thesis explores the strategic role of risk and risk management in Marks and Spencer and examines key risk reducing strategies to sustain competitive advantage. The empirical findings from the case study provide some insightful results, particularly the inter-relationship between risk, design and supply network and their subsequent impact to a firm achieving competitive advantage.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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