Learning from the Fashion Industry: a Structured Literature Review

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CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

ELEFTHERIA DIMITRAKOU

LEARNING FROM THE FASHION INDUSTRY: A STRUCTURED LITERATURE REVIEW

CRANFIELD CENTRE FOR LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

MSc THESIS

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY CRANFIELD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT CRANFIELD CENTRE FOR LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MSc THESIS

Academic Year 2006-2007

ELEFTHERIA DIMITRAKOU

Learning from the Fashion Industry: A Structured Literature Review

Supervisor:

Dr. Chris Morgan

August 2007
This thesis is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science © Cranfield University 2006. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright owner.
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4 1.6 RESEARCH QUESTION ......................................................................................... 5 1.7 METHODOLOGY OF THE RESEARCH .................................................................... 5 1.8 STRUCTURE OF THE THESIS................................................................................. 6 CHAPTER 2 METHODOLOGY............................................................................... 8 2.1 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................... 8 2.2 DEFINITION OF STRUCTURED LITERATURE REVIEW (SLR)................................. 8 2.2.1 Differences between Structured Literature review and Traditional Review. 9 2.2.2 Advantages of the Structured Literature Review ....................................... 10 2.3 STRUCTURED LITERATURE REVIEW PROCESS.................................................. 10 2.3.1 Mapping the study field (Stage 1) .............................................................. 11 2.3.2 Developing the search strategy (Stage 2) ................................................... 13 2.3.3 Assessment of the literature (Stage 3)........................................................ 20 2.3.4 Material Analysis (Stage 4)........................................................................ 22 2.3.5 Synthesis of the material (Stage 5)............................................................. 22 CHAPTER 3 DESCRIPTIVE
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