Recently, University of Leeds in partnership with Goa Institute of Management brought their research study “‘Following the Thread’: Understanding the clothing supply chain and the affect British Legislation has on Indian Business” to the city. The study is funded by the British Academy and the Department for International Development (DfiD). PSG Institute of Management is the supporting the institute in Coimbatore.
Research by the University of Leeds and Goa Institute of Management is now focused on textile clusters in Tamil Nadu who have been supplying to major global brands for many years and are now well established. The working population in these clusters, especially in the textile industry has seen rapid changes. The rapid economic progress of the state has meant that the local working population has moved on to higher-paying skills and is being replaced by migrant workers, primarily from East India, for whom it is a matter of survival.
The program in Coimbatore will include a stakeholder forum discussion in the afternoon of 8th January 2019, at Hotel Le Meridian; Coimbatore.The stakeholder forum will include leading members from the industry, government agencies, trade associations and non-governmental agencies
The event will be jointly delivered by the University of Leeds, the Goa Institute of Management and PSG Institute of Management to provide a forum for key stakeholders to voice their views and concerns to ensure a fair representation of their perspectives and a chance to participate in policy development.