Title: Transnational textile outsourcing: exceptional or standard?

Authors: Arturo Luque; Adoración Guamán

Addresses: Technical University of Manabí, Portoviejo, Ecuador; Euro-Mediterranean Observatory on Public Policies and Democratic Quality, Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain ' Faculty of Labour law Area, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Abstract: The aim of this investigation is to quantitatively analyse the new methods of production and organisation in the textile business. Free flow of funds together with textile hyper-consumption have led to organisational models based on processes of externalisation, outsourcing, export, internationalisation and so on. Because of the transverse nature of the study subject, as well as the opportunities and asymmetries generated in the textile industry, a Delphi analysis is proposed as a way to analyse this new paradigm. A panel of 55 experts were given multidisciplinary questionnaires and their responses were studied, taking into account the degree of affinity (test) of the statements posed in order to reflect on and modify future action by production companies.

Keywords: globalisation; transnational companies; TNCs; Delphi; outsourcing; corporate social responsibility.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2021.112806

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2021 Vol.27 No.2, pp.143 - 170

Received: 19 Mar 2018
Accepted: 14 Oct 2018

Published online: 18 Jan 2021 *

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