AHA-BUCH

Sustainable Fashion

Empowering African Women Entrepreneurs in the Fashion Industry
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ISBN-13:
9783319912646
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.2019
Seiten:
0
Autor:
Carme Moreno-Gavara
Format:
235x155x mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Offers detailed case studies of sustainable fashion enterprises in a number of African countries
SECTION 1: SITUATION ANALISIS
CHAPTER 1: Textile Outsourcing to Some African Countries to Take Advantage of Low Cost Labor

1. Introduction

2. Globalization of the textiles and clothing value chains

3. The outsourcing strategy: Africa, the major world supplier

4. Africa competitiveness

5. Conclusion

CHAPTER 2: Sustainability as differentiation competitive advantage for T&C suppliers

1. The relationship between local suppliers and international buyers: The governance models

2. The concept of global value chain

3. Sustainability as competitive advantage source

a. The concept of sustainability

b. Kinds of sustainability

c. Drivers of sustainability

4. Sustainability strategies in T&C of African suppliers

CHAPTER 3: The structure of the textile and Clothing (T&C) companies in Africa: The women entrepreneurship relevance

1. Analysis of textile companies in Africa.

2. Main differences between areas: North Africa, South Africa (Fashion Industry: structure by region)

3. Level of development. Types of products they offer. Environmental sustainability, economic and social

4. The women entrepreneurs role in the African growth

SECTION 2: FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICA AT T&C INDUSTRY

This section attempted to identify the problem areas in terms of nature, needs, desire, motivations and problems of women entrepreneurs in Africa by an extensive review of the existing literature

CHAPTER 4: Women Entrepreneurs: Determinants and characteristics

1. Women entrepreneurs in the African T&C sector

2. Drivers of women entrepreneurship (Identify determinants of female entrepreneurship (entrepreneurial profile woman)

3. The youth women entrepreneurship

4. Identify the challenges and opportunities of women entrepreneurs.

CHAPTER 5: Challenges to women entrepreneurship process
1. Do Women Have an Equal Shot at Top Leadership Positions?

2. Barriers for women entrepreneurship in Political Leadership

3. Barriers for women entrepreneurship in Business Leadership

4. Workplace Equality

5. Barriers to Women's Business Success

Access to Business Financing

High Interest Rates

Group Borrowing

Lack of Management Skills

6. Recommendations to improve the situation

CHAPTER 6: Opportunities for women entrepreneurship

1. Domestic Support for women entrepreneurship in the textile sector: associations of women entrepreneurs and government agencies that support them.

2. External support female entrepreneurship in the textile sector: NGOs, USA, EU programs

3. New trends in women entrepreneurship

a. Export to developing countries

b. Social entrepreneurship

c. Design and manufacture fashion for a local consumers

SECTION 3: COUNTRY CASE STUDIES

CHAPTER 7: The potential for regional markets in African fashion

1. Kenia as the first potential market in African Fashion

2. Nigeria as the second potential market in African Fashion
3. Ethiopia: the women small-scale entrepreneurs

4. Ghana as a reference in international fashion

CHAPTER 08: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDTIONS

1. Introduction

2. Discussion

3. Implications for Information Seeking and User for women

4. Contribution to Understanding of Women Entrepreneurs Information Seeking and Access

5. Strengths and Limitation of the study

6. Recommendation for Future Research

7. Conclusion
This book analyzes female entrepreneurship in the textile sector in Africa as a phenomenon that favors the social integration and economic development of women in certain geographical areas. It identifies entrepreneurship as an avenue through which women can escape the feeling of being trapped in the home and assert their independence while providing for their families. In the field of fashion, female entrepreneurs in resource-rich Africa have significant opportunities through knowledge of natural resources and cultural traditions, as the use of natural fabrics and original designs is one of the latest trends. This book provides a framework for how African women can develop sustainable fashion enterprises, offering an original and lasting contribution to the field of entrepreneurship.

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