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Analyse the case study with reference to Michael Porter's Theory of Competitive Advantage and answer the following question: Does America have competitive advantage in the textile and garment industry?

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  • Essay length: 2550 words
  • Submitted: 07/11/2005
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AS and A Level Case Studies and Analysis

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Analyse the case study with reference to Michael Porter's Theory of Competitive Advantage and answer the following question:

Does America have competitive advantage in the textile and garment industry?

You answer must include the following elements:

1. A clear outline of Porter's theory with supporting references. 20%

2. An analysis of the case study with reference to the 4 main elements of Porter's Diamond. (N.B. You will not be able to comment on company structure, as the case study does not include information on this. You should, however, refer to factor conditions, demand conditions, firm rivalry and related and supporting industries.) 40%

3. An analysis of the case study with reference to Porter's secondary points of chance and government actions. 20%

4. Your conclusion. 10 %

The remaining 10 % will be for grammar, style, clarity, using the correct system of referencing (the Harvard System) etc.

Literature:

Michael E. Porter. The Competitive Advantage of Nations.

Does America have competitive advantage in the textile and garment industry?

For a country to have a competitive advantage, it is necessary to understand Michael Porter's Theory of National Competitive Advantage. Michael

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