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Clusters in Bangladesh: A simple case study

Volume 27, Issue 2, September 2019, Pages 492–498

 Clusters in Bangladesh: A simple case study

Bidduth Kanti Nath1 and Arpita Datta2

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Premier University, Chittagong, Bangladesh
2 Lecturer, Department of Economics, Premier University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Original language: English

Received 24 February 2019

Copyright © 2019 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Localized industries can play a great role in the development of a city. But the saga of such industries often remains unsung because of mismanagement, lack of cooperation or lack of sponsorship. These firms often share backward and forward linkages with the subsidiary markets as well as with the labour market directly or indirectly. Firms in cluster enjoy both competitive and marketing advantages. Moreover, the cluster creates an opportunity of specialization. Local government is often unaware of the significant role these industries can play in local development and in national development as well. Considering the disbursed sewing factories or readymade garments of Chittagong as a cluster, this paper tends to overview some characteristics of local sewing factories and seeks to quest for the setbacks of these factories The paper further tries to outline some recommendations to overcome the shortcomings found and how the contribution of this localized industry can be utilized to improvise the situation of garments industry of the economy like the Sillicon Valley of USA.

Author Keywords: Small sewing industries, clusters, labour employment, backward linkages, division of labour vs. production, number of labours vs. production, Labour hour.

How to Cite this Article

Bidduth Kanti Nath and Arpita Datta, “Clusters in Bangladesh: A simple case study,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 492–498, September 2019.