Title: Increasing the managerial capabilities in Indonesian garment manufacturing

Authors: Agus Gunawan, Mohamed Wahdan, H. Jaap Van Den Herik

Addresses: Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) Tilburg School of Humanities, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. ' Faculty of Commerce, El-Menoufia University, Egypt. ' Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC), Tilburg School of Humanities, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Abstract: The paper aims at achieving two objectives: identifying why it is important to increase managerial capabilities in financial monitoring-and-evaluating activities in Indonesian Garment Medium Scale Manufacturers (IGMS); determining how a hybrid Knowledge-based System (KBS) can help improve the first objective. Observations and in-depth interviews are presented on four IGMSs. The analyses of literature review indicate that the integration of various Artificial Intelligence methods is an adequate approach for complex problem solving. This leads to an idea to combine the earlier KBS work with the more recent work of Financial Statements Analysis (FSA) methods.

Keywords: managerial capabilities; Indonesia; garment manufacturing; hybrid KBS; knowledge based systems; FSA; financial statements analysis; clothing industry; apparel industry; garment industry; artificial intelligence; emerging economies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2010.037582

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2010 Vol.3 No.4, pp.346 - 367

Published online: 19 Dec 2010 *

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