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Commercialization of hand woven textiles in Malaysia: Weaving for the future

Abdullah, Che Sobry and Osman, Nor Hasni and Mohtar, Shahimi and Ahmad, Azhar (2008) Commercialization of hand woven textiles in Malaysia: Weaving for the future. Journal of Technology and Operations Management , 3 (1). pp. 85-98. ISSN 1823-514X

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Hand woven industry is a part of craft industry that has become one of the national agenda in Malaysia. Despite being one of the oldest industries in Malaysia, hand woven business is, in many instances, still managed traditionally by family owned ventures. But, to go further, those involved in the industry must pay attention to many issues and challenges especially the commercialization aspects of the products.This is the matured but unique industry that has a lot of bumps everywhere in the system from design to manufacturing through marketing.However, these are more or less the same experience that the other industries have experienced before.There should be many ways to get over them. Finally, with a more active intervention of the government of Malaysia in this highly potential industry, it is hoped that the future of weaving would change for the better.It is not just aspired to see more commercialized products from the manufacturing system and thrown out to the global market, but, there are possibilities that materials, processes and technologies could also be a part of the export configurations.This would be the weave of the future in Malaysia hand woven, or in general craft, industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hand woven industry, family owned venture, commercialization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Pof. Ir. Dr. Che Sobry Abdullah
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 02:54
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 00:47
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5828

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