Critical Review on Labor Factors and Country Competitiveness: Comparison between Indonesia and Jordan


  • Sari Wahyuni Faculty of Economiics and Business, University of Indonesia
  • David Wilfrid Nadapdap Research Assistant Graduate Study in Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, Indonesia



Country competitiveness, textile industry, working condition.


The purpose of this study is to critically compare labor factors and country competitiveness of Jordan and Indonesia that affecting its country attractiveness in the textile industry. This study is a mix between qualitative quantitative approaches. The data were collected from the published materials of Better Work data, BAPPENAS, and in depth – interview with certified social compliance auditors, factory managers, and some workers to earn more information on textile industry in Indonesia and Jordan. The result of this study indicated that there are several labor factors that could boost up the Indonesian’s performance in Textile industry, i.e. working hours, occupational safety and health, compensation and benefits, and also discrimination.


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