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Export performance of Malaysian furniture industry: rethinking competitiveness

Haque, A. K. M. Ahasanul and Momen, Abdul and Sultana, Seyama (2013) Export performance of Malaysian furniture industry: rethinking competitiveness. Middle East Journal of Business, 9 (1). pp. 33-40. ISSN 1834-8777

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Abstract

Malaysia is one of the largest furniture exporting countries of the world. Behind the success of this industry there are several competitive advantages which are rare and difficult to copy by its competing nations. Hence the importance of measuring competitive advantages of the furniture industry of Malaysia has arisen. The concept ‘competitiveess’ is vast and vital for a nation to measure. The purpose of this paper includes, specifying the meanings and measurements of ‘competitiveness’. After that the study will clarify the definitions of ‘competitiveness’ for the furniture industry of the country. ‘Competitiveness’ of any industry should be measured based on the appropriate objectives of any nation. In the measurements, the expectations of involved exporters, importers or clients and the worldwide demand and supply conditions should be brought under consideration which cannot be possible by a single measure of competitivenes

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5056/34483
Uncontrolled Keywords: competitiveness, export performance, comparative advantage, constant market share, shift-share
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Ahasanul Haque
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 10:16
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 10:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34483

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