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Indus Journal of Management & Social Sciences, 5(1):1-9 (Spring 2011)

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Employee’s View on Job Satisfaction: A Study on Garments Industry in Bangladesh SSM Sadrul Huda1, Nargis Akhtar2 and Afsana Akhtar3 ABSTARCT This paper focuses on the job satisfaction of the employees of the ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh. Introduction: Almost every country irrespective of its stage of development is engaged in garment manufacturing and trading. This industry migrates from high-wage to low-wage countries like a “flying goose”. Almost, without any exception, historically, the readymade industry was the first industry a country was able to introduce, which eventually led to the development of other industries. Literature review: Literature review shows that after the liberation industrial base here in Bangladesh had to face a sudden vacuum of the entrepreneurs (who were mainly from West Pakistan). However, towards 1980’s a new industrial venture namely garments manufacturing factories started to grow with some favorable policy support from the Government and preferential treatment of major apparel importing countries by guaranteed share of their market. Methods: The data collection method is primary survey on employees of garment industry and experts of the same industry supported by secondary research on previous research, industry report, government paper, and interview of resource persons. Percentage analysis, hypothesis tests are the primary tools used for the data analysis. Conclusions: The findings show that garment workers are unhappy with their working environment and about pay package. JEL. Classification: M51; M52; M54; M55 Keywords: Readymade garments, Job, Satisfaction, Employees, Working, Environment 1. INTRODUCTION Purpose:

1.1 Background of the Study Almost every country irrespective of its stage of development, is engaged in garment manufacturing and trading and almost, without any exception, historically, the readymade industry was the first industry a country was able to introduce which eventually led to the development of other industries. This industry migrates from high-wage to low-wage countries like a “flying goose” (Siddiqi 2005). After the liberation, industrial base here in Bangladesh had to face a sudden vacuum of the entrepreneurs (who were mainly from West Pakistan).

The material presented by the authors does not necessarily represent the viewpoint of editors and the management of the Indus Institute of Higher Education (IIHE) as well as the authors’ institute 1 2

Assistant Professor, Business Administration, East West University, 43 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212,Bangladesh,Email:sadrul@ewubd.edu Associate Professor, Business Administration, East West University, 43 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh 3 Assistant Professor, BRAC University, 65, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Banglade Acknowledgement: Paper was presented in “1st International Indus Research Conference 2011, (1st IIRC-2011), 30th June, 201” Authors would like to thank the editors and anonymous referees for their comments and insight in improving the draft copy of this article. Authors furthur would like to declare that this manuscript is original, has not previously been published, not currently on offer to another publisher; and willingly transfers its copy rights to the publisher of this journal. Recieved: 02-02 -2011; Revised : 17-04-2011; Accepted: 02-06-2011; Published: 30-06-2011 By SSM Sadrul Huda, N.Akhtar and A. Akhtar

Employee’s View on Job Satisfaction: A Study on Garments Indust.1

Indus Journal of Management & Social Sciences, 5(1):1-9 (Spring 2011)

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