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Macedonian Clothes for Europe
Macedonian Clothes for Europe

Author(s): Center for Research and Policy Making Research Team
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy
Published by: Центар за истражување и креирање политики
Summary/Abstract: This is an analysis of development problems in a former socialist country in South Eastern Europe. It is also a story about life in Stip a medium-sized town in Eastern Macedonia; the emergence of a new group of private entrepreneurs on the ruins of formerly socialist companies; and the policy responses to the emerging new economy by public institutions. The story explores the forces that have affected the people and economy of Stip in the past and the factors which are buffeting them today. Examining and investigating those forces and factors is crucial for anybody who wants to understand the current socio-economic situation of Macedonia. As Stip is traditionally the biggest center of clothing and textile production in Macedonia this study is important for understanding the overall situation in this sector. In this study we aim to explore what is the state of affairs of the textile and apparel industry. Is there a need for modernization and transformation to make it one of the economic driving forces of the country? Stip - due to its historical and regional importance for the textile production - shall be used as a case study for this sector.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-608-4586-11-1
  • Page Count: 42
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Language: English