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Garment enterprises in Ethiopia: Enterprise management of State-Owned Cotton /Textile/

Abstract: 

Textile and apparel are some of the few strategic commodities that the Ethiopian industrial development strategy expects a leading role from. The state-owned cotton/textile/garment enterprises, which hold about 33.8% (in the year 2001/02) of the gross fixed capital of the Ethiopian manufacturing sector, are inefficient and facing a deep financial crisis majorly because of the very nature of their enterprise management system that lacks a sense of belongingness among workers, with many other subsequent technical and financial limitations. In addition, the sluggish and ineffective privatization programme that was put in places with the intention of dealing with this problem is bringing about the collapse of the existing small practices as workers fear for their jobs and speculate about what is going to happen to them. With all these dynamics that have hindered the privatization trials, a pre-designed worker-owner privatization system that considers the financial capacity of the existing workers thoroughly is believed to present a better solution for this vital problem.

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu & [et.al.]. & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

Textile sector; Privatization

Secondary Descriptor: 

Industrial development strategies

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
Manufacturing sector - cotton/textile/garment enterprise
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2006
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
II
Publication date: 
2013-05-27 23:06:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:02:03
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy