Role of Terrorism and Political Instability in Disruption of Supply Chain: A Qualitative Analysis of Textile industry in Pakistan.

mustafa, Muhammad ahmed (2016) Role of Terrorism and Political Instability in Disruption of Supply Chain: A Qualitative Analysis of Textile industry in Pakistan. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find out the role of terrorism and political instability in creating

disruption in supply chain management of textile industry of Pakistan. This study opts

qualitative approach of thematic analysis to examine the objectives of the study. This paper

examines 5 respondents from the textile industry of Pakistan. It is observed that terrorism does

not have any meaningful impact over procurement, transportations, labour force, and market

imbalance. This study also signifies the importance of contracts, inventory, storage capacity,

and warehouses in maintaining the balance between the market forces. On the other hand, it is

observed that from inactivity of the price regulating authorities to supplier’s inelastic

behaviour, procurement process is affected by the poor policy making, inconsistent strategies,

and lack of interest of the ruling elite. Political instability also plays a key role in disrupting the

process of transportation. Contradictory, findings explicate that there is no meaningful impact

of political instability on labour force. As far as market imbalance is concerned, it has been

examined that whenever any uncertainty arouses or any event of political instability occurs,

market of the textile industry reacts the most. Finally, this research will help managers in

understanding the impact of terrorism and political instability on supply chain.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Mustafa, Muhammad
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 15:26
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2017 06:27
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/36881

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