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Year of Award



Master of Business Administration (MBA)


College of Business & Professional Studies

Degree Program



Business Administration


Fabric, Yarn, Domestic industry, Competition


Is the American Textile Industry ever going to survive the intense foreign competition? Should we believe the tactics employed by the American Textile Industry to counter the competition and the governments response to such an intensive competition is going to keep the industry alive?

The United States Textile Industry has, over the last 20 years, been transformed from a small scale, unintegrated, predominately family-owned industry producing standardized fabrics and yarns in the Northeast to a large scale, more concentrated, capital intensive, technically advanced and internationally competitive industry located primarily in the Southeast. Pressure for this transformation came from a variety of sources. Primary among them was competition from foreign low-cost producers, initially of cotton textile products and later of man-made textile products.

The other major source of pressure came from internal competition by domestic producers intent on introducing structural reforms and technical changes.The industry's response to this foreign and domestic pressure took form of both political and economic measures.

I am going to explore the industry's response to the foreign pressures and evaluate their effectiveness. Based on my analysis of the industry's response to the foreign competition, I will try to draw a conclusion on the future and survival of the industry.

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