Title: A review of technological change of Hong Kong Textile and Clothing industry in relation to the change of the government's industrial policy from 1974 to 2003

Authors: Kai-chiu Ho, Patrick Chi-leung Hui, Xiao-ming Tao, Kwok-wing Yeung

Addresses: The Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ' The Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ' The Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ' The Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Abstract: Based on the findings of the papers (KC Ho et al., 2005a, 2005b), the |Technometric| model of technological change of textile and clothing (T & C) industry and the key constituents of industrial policy which affects the technological development in the industry adopted by Italy, the USA and HKSAR have been developed. In the present paper, we attempt to measure the technological change of the industry in Hong Kong from 1974 to 2003 with the enhanced |Technometric| model and compare the results measured with the change of government industrial policy from 1973 to 2003.

Keywords: technological change; |technometric| model; government industrial policy; performance attributes; textile industry; clothing industry; T&C industry; manufacturing companies; Hong Kong.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2007.012870

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2007 Vol.8 No.2/3, pp.224 - 259

Published online: 19 Mar 2007 *

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