Confirmatory Analysis of the Factors of Competitiveness in the Textile Industry of Pakistan

Shiraz Khan, Ghulam Murtaza, Raja Ahmed Jamil, Imran Qadir

Abstract


This paper is focused on confirmatory analysis of  key determinants of competitiveness in the textile sector, with special reference to Pakistan. Researchers have conducted a survey that is designed to use financial side, productivity side, supply side, and demand side determinants to measure firms’ level Competitiveness. Primary data was collected at seven point scale from 354 respondents representing145 Listed Textile Companies at KSE. Collected data was then analyzed by using the confirmatory factor analysis to find out the rate of interdependency between the dependent and independent variables. The result shows that highest impact is being shown by the demand side determinants followed by financial side determinants. While the impact of productivity side and supply side determinants remained comparatively low.


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Pakistan, competitiveness, textile industry.

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