Title page for ETD etd-07012007-180241

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Varukolu, Venu
Author's Email Address vvaruk1@lsu.edu
URN etd-07012007-180241
Title Technology Adoption of Indian Garment Manufacturing Firms
Degree Master of Science (M.S.)
Department Human Ecology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Haesun Park Committee Chair
Jenna T. Kuttruff Committee Member
Yan (Jonathan) Chen Committee Member
  • Technology adoption
  • Apparel industry
  • India
Date of Defense 2007-03-21
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study is to investigate the status and the effect of organizational factors on the level of technology adoption within the context of the Indian garment industry. Specifically, this study focuses on the effect of firm size, export orientation, top managementís commitment, cost of capital, technical skills, and competitive advantage. An online survey using a structured questionnaire was prepared through an online research service. A multiple regression analysis (MRA) was used to test the hypotheses. The results revealed that firm size positively influences and export orientation negatively influences the technology adoption level of a firm. The effect of competitive advantage was moderately significant. On the other hand, the results indicated that the top management commitment, cost of capital, and technical skills did not have significant effects on the technology adoption level.
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