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Title Sustainable fashion : empowering African women entrepreneurs in the fashion industry / editors, Carme Moreno-Gavara and Ana Isabel Jimenez-Zarco.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Palgrave studies of entrepreneurship in Africa
Palgrave studies of entrepreneurship in Africa.
Springer Business and Management eBooks 2019 English+International
Contents Intro; Contents; List of Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Fashion Sector Outsourcing to African Countries: Taking Advantage of Low-Cost Labor?; 1 Introduction; 2 The Fashion Industry: Evolution and Present Situation; 2.1 The Evolution of the Fashion Industry: The Four Revolutions; 2.2 Effects of Globalization on the Industry and the Fashion Market; 2.2.1 The Globalization Phenomenon; 2.2.2 Effects of Globalization on the Industry and the Fashion Market; 2.2.3 The Global Environment and the Stakeholders of the Fashion Industry
2.3 Today's Global Fashion Ecosystem2.3.1 The European Union Fashion Industry; 2.3.2 The United States Fashion Industry; 3 New Challenges for the Fashion Industry; 3.1 Volatility and Uncertainty in the Sector; 3.2 Digital Revolution and Value Chain Improvement; 3.2.1 Big Data and Artificial Intelligence; 3.2.2 Internet of Things and 3D Printing; 3.3 The Changing Client-Comapany Relationship; 3.4 Following Sustainability as a Social Trend; 3.5 Outsourcing the Activity; 4 The Outsourcing Strategy: Africa, the World's Major Supplier; 5 Africa's Competitiveness; References
Chapter 3 Sustainability in Global Value-Chain Management: The Source of Competitive Advantage in the Fashion Sector1 Introduction; 2 The Concept of Global Value Chains in the Fashion Sector; 2.1 What Is the Value in Fashion Products?; 2.2 Sustainability as a Determinant of Product Value for the Consumer; 2.3 The Creation of Value in the Production Process; 2.4 The Global Chain in the Fashion Industry: From Supply to Complex Value Chain?; 3 The Global Value Chain: The Network Structure; 3.1 Global Value Chain Benefits to International Fashion Companies
3.2 Global Value-Chain Opportunities and Risks for African Developing Countries3.3 The Operating Model of the Global Value Chain; 3.4 The Relational Linkage Between Buyers and Suppliers; 4 Sustainability and Sustainable Development: A Source of Competitive Advantage for Local Suppliers; 4.1 The Concept of Sustainability and Sustainable Development; 4.2 Axes of Sustainability Development; 4.3 Sustainability as a Global Competitive Advantage; 4.4 Sustainability and Company Value Creation; 4.5 Sustainable Management in Fashion Companies
4.5.1 Fashion Value-Chain Management and SustainabilityCompanies' Attitude Towards Sustainability; The Impact of Sustainability on the Fashion Value Chain; 4.5.2 External Drivers of Companies' Sustainable Management; 4.6 Challenges of Sustainable Strategies in Fashion; References; Chapter 4 The Fashion Industry in Africa: A Global Vision of the Sector; 1 Introduction; 2 Analysis of Fashion Companies in Africa; 3 The African Fashion Industry by Region; 3.1 North Africa; 3.2 Southern Africa; 4 Development Level, Product Types, and Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability
Other author Moreno-Gavara, Carme, editor.
Jiménez-Zarco, Ana Isabel, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Businesswomen -- Africa.
Fashion merchandising -- Africa.
Women -- Africa, East -- Economic conditions.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319912653 (electronic bk.)
3319912658 (electronic bk.)