The primary aim of this paper is to evaluate the challenges before the growth of the ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh, the economy's backbone, and suggest appropriate reform.
The paper begins by tracing the growth and evolution of the RMG industry before identifying the challenges. It then proceeds to suggest appropriate reform for the same.
The paper argues for more effective models of collective bargaining and unionism as a solution to the problems that the industry faces.
The paper is the first of its kind in the sense that it is a comprehensive account of the challenges to the RMG industry in Bangladesh.
The author would like to thank Nandan Nawn, Assistant Professor of Economics at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences for his valuable comments and inputs.
Ramesh Kurpad, M. (2014), "Made in Bangladesh: challenges to the ready-made garment industry", Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 80-96. https://doi.org/10.1108/JITLP-06-2013-0019Download as .RIS
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