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UK Fashion Designers Working in Micro-Sized Enterprises; Attitudes to Locational Resources, their Peers and the Market

Rieple, Alison and Gander, Jonathan and Pisano, Paola and Haberberg, Adrian (2015) UK Fashion Designers Working in Micro-Sized Enterprises; Attitudes to Locational Resources, their Peers and the Market. Industry and Innovation, 22 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1366-2716 (Print), 1469-8390 (Online)

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Rieple, Alison and Gander, Jonathan and Pisano, Paola and Haberberg, Adrian
Description:

This paper contributes to an understanding of the importance of locally based resources and interactions in a globalised industry, fashion design. It examines the product design stage of the fashion production chain, rather than the manufacture and commercialisation of apparel products. We studied the use of their geographies by UK-based fashion designers working in micro-sized enterprises (<10 employees) especially because of their likely sensitivity to various aspects of proximity, including their dependence on external resources to supplement their own. Factor and cluster analysis identified four different types of designers, which differed in the manner in which they interacted with peers and markets, and accessed location-based resources. The paper advances explanations for the patterns of behaviour observed in the various clusters, and in making recommendations for further research predicts the types of design position each is likely to prefer.

Official Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13662716.2015.1035959
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: geographies, creative and cultural industries
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 1 May 2015
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1080/13662716.2015.1035959
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 08:37
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 08:37
Item ID: 7880
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7880

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