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Volume 14, Issue 1 - Jun 2016
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Comparative Advantage of the United States and South Korean Manmade Textile Industries
Shin, Eonyou ; Keenan, Caitlyn ; Karpova, Elena ;
Fashion, Industry and Education, volume 14, issue 1, 2016, Pages 1~9
DOI : 10.7741/fie.2016.14.1.001
This study examined the comparative advantage of manmade textile (MMT) industries in the United States (US) and South Korea (SK). The Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) framework was used to assess the MMT industries` performance in both countries from 2004 to 2013. With the recent ratification of the United States-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), it is important to understand the current state of these industries. Using UN Comtrade export data, the RCA index values were calculated and analyzed for 27 MMT commodities, three aggregate groups, and the whole industry. It was found that SK had a consistent comparative advantage for the whole industry. Furthermore, SK had a larger number of products with a comparative advantage. The research findings indicate that the MMT industry in SK is likely to outperform the US following the complete ratification of the KORUS FTA.
Online Flow: Effects of Perceived Challenges Measured Before and After a Shopping Task
Shim, Soo In ; Kwon, Wi-Suk ;
Fashion, Industry and Education, volume 14, issue 1, 2016, Pages 10~17
DOI : 10.7741/fie.2016.14.1.010
The purpose of this study is to examine the difference between perceived challenges measured before and after shopping online for fashion products and their effects in leading to flow. An online survey including an online shopping task was conducted with a national sample of 500 adult consumers recruited in the U.S.A. The paired t-test results show that perceived challenge measured before the task is significantly higher than perceived challenge measured after the task. ANOVA results further show that the interaction effect between skill and challenge on flow is significant only when perceived challenge is measured after that task. Implications of the findings and recommendations for further research are also discussed.
Sustainable Luxury Fashion Consumption and the Moderating Role of Guilt
Ki, Chungwha ; Kim, Youn-Kyung ;
Fashion, Industry and Education, volume 14, issue 1, 2016, Pages 18~30
DOI : 10.7741/fie.2016.14.1.018
This study explores whether consumers` sustainable luxury purchase (SLP), which refers to luxury consumers` conscientious purchase behavior of "buying luxury for its timeless style and durable quality that leads to extended product usage and less waste," leads to luxury consumer pleasure (LCP). Furthermore, the current study examines whether LCP leads to positive post-purchase behavior reflected by sustainable divestment intention (SDI) and repurchase intention (RI). In addition, by building on Coping Theory, we explore whether luxury consumer guilt (LCG) positively moderates the relationship between LCP and SDI. Our empirical findings of the SEM analysis based on 452 valid responses demonstrate the significant relationships between SLP and LCP, between LCP and SDI, and between LCP and RI. This implies the importance of SLP in creating a favorable consumer response, which further leads to consumers` intentions to make a sustainable divestment and to repurchase luxury. Furthermore, the critical moderating role LCG plays in the relationship between LCP and SDI was supported, stressing the importance of guilt as a trigger of consumers` sustainable divestment behavior.
Impacts of Community Commitment on Brand Equity Creation in Company-Initiated Online Brand Communities
Jeong, So Won ; Ha, Sejin ; Lee, Kyu-Hye ;
Fashion, Industry and Education, volume 14, issue 1, 2016, Pages 31~39
DOI : 10.7741/fie.2016.14.1.031
With the emergence of online communities, the role of online communities in establishing brand equity has been greatly emphasized. In order to enhance our understanding of commitment in online brand communities, the present study attempts to investigate how three dimensions of community commitment (continuance, affective, and normative commitment) influence each component of brand equity (brand awareness, brand association, perceived quality, and brand loyalty) in the context of company-initiated online brand community. An online survey was conducted with a sample of online brand community members. The results found differential impacts of three types of community commitment on brand equity components, emphasizing the role of continuance and affective commitment. Continuance community commitment positively influenced brand awareness and brand association. Affective community commitment positively affected perceived quality, while among the three, only continuance and affective community commitment influenced the enhancement of brand loyalty. The results suggest that brand marketers need to focus on continuance and affective commitment factors in their online communities to effectively enhance brand equity possessed by consumers. Theoretical and managerial implications are provided.
The Use of Facebook in International Multi-course Collaborative Projects in Fashion Merchandising Curriculums
Kim, Hyejeong ; Byun, Sang-Eun ; Choi, Sunhyung ; Lee, Kyu-Hye ;
Fashion, Industry and Education, volume 14, issue 1, 2016, Pages 40~49
DOI : 10.7741/fie.2016.14.1.040
This study examined students` perceived importance of the benefits derived from an international multi-course collaborative (IMCC) project and how these perceptions impact students` extrinsic and intrinsic motivations for using the project Facebook (i.e., perceived usefulness and enjoyment), attitude toward the project, and intent to participate in future IMCC projects. The data were collected from 96 students who participated in the IMCC project and were enrolled in four different fashion merchandising courses in two different countries, the U.S. and South Korea. This study found that perceived enjoyment of the project Facebook influenced attitude toward the project and intent to participate in future IMCC projects. Perceived usefulness and enjoyment were predicted by the perceived importance of cultural understanding and feedback exchange among international group members. Attitude was influenced by the perceived importance of networking through the IMCC project, while intent to participate in future IMCC projects was predicted by perceived importance of cultural understanding and networking through the IMCC project. This study provides educators in the related disciplines insights about how to incorporate social network sites into course curricula to motivate students` project participation and learning.
Improving Student Learning through a Team-Based Learning Approach in a Retailing Math Course
Oh, Keunyoung ;
Fashion, Industry and Education, volume 14, issue 1, 2016, Pages 50~58
DOI : 10.7741/fie.2016.14.1.050
Passive learning attitudes and lack of enthusiasm in a retailing math course is quite common and a significant number of students do express their frustrations and struggles by seeking extra help outside the classroom. In order to promote students` active participation in class and to improve their performance and overall satisfaction with the course, a modified team-based learning (TBL) method was implemented in a retailing math course in two consecutive semesters. Implementing TBL into a retailing math course would improve students` accountability for their own learning, increase student interactions and engagement, and develop teamwork and collaboration skills. The scores on the midterm and final tests indicated that students` performance improved especially for the students who scored below 80% on each test when TBL was implemented. Students` reflection on the TBL activities done in class throughout the semester indicated that these TBL activities help them solidify the concepts taught in class better. They were able to realize their own mistakes and other group members who got the question right helped them understand. To maximize the benefit of TBL, it is suggested to implement TBL within the flipped classroom. Further research is called for to evaluate the effect of TBL on long-term knowledge retention among college students.
Conceptual Clothing Design Process Using Cooperative Learning Strategies: Senior Clothing Design Class
Sohn, MyungHee ; Kim, Dong-Eun ;
Fashion, Industry and Education, volume 14, issue 1, 2016, Pages 59~68
DOI : 10.7741/fie.2016.14.1.059
This paper identified the source of inspiration to cooperatively design a fashion collection from US undergraduate clothing design students and addressed how to implement team-based learning strategy to conceptual clothing design in class. Data was collected from the total of 51 students in a senior clothing design course at a large 4-year university in the US. The assigned project for this class was to develop a group collection under a same theme. Each student worked with his/her team member(s) to create an outfit and the entire class worked as a group to create a cohesive collection. The study showed that the sources of inspiration for the themes/concepts came from 11categories: historic era/old Hollywood glamour, shape/line/structure/architectural, fairy tales movies, nature/abstract, circus/mysterious, occasion/place, object, designer/artist, futuristic, culture, and various movies. To implement cooperative learning strategies in the clothing design class, a total of five class presentation/discussion sessions were held for theme/concept decision, fabric decision, design decision, test garment evaluation and design modification, and final products. Throughout the design process, team-based learning strategy promoted students` engagement and participation and inspired their critical thinking skills for making decisions within a team.