What is it about?

The prime objective of the research was to determine how the apparel manufacturing sector is embracing digitization and its leaders are preparing for the digital age? so we wanted to find out what type of leadership style is needed for digital leadership.

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Why is it important?

Today‘s works of literature on technology and digitization dominate volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA), together they name it a ―VUCA WORLD‖. Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, Disruptive Changes, Fast-Paced Innovations, Smart clothing are buzzwords dominating technological vocabularies. Changing to digitization, organizations will have to intensely contribute in building capabilities in information and network, analytics and intelligence, conversion to the physical and virtual world, and human-machine interaction to urge the foremost out of Industry 4.0 or Apparel 4.0. The savvy production lines and the rise of the ramble time emphasize the utility of sewbots in attire fabricating and apparel manufacturing – smart clothes.


The ready-made garments (RMG) sector of Bangladesh has got a greater facet than any other sector in terms of growth and foreign exchange earnings. It makes a significant contribution to the national economy by creating generous employment opportunities and reducing poverty through socioeconomic development. Hence, digital leadership in this sector is important to continue the growth in this sector.

Dr. Nazrul Islam
Northern University Bangladesh

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This page is a summary of: Digital Leadership: The Perspectives of the Apparel Manufacturing, International Business Research, January 2021, Canadian Center of Science and Education,
DOI: 10.5539/ibr.v14n2p124.
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