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Furniture
Overview

Maps & Tables
Dimensions of Globalization
Environmental & Social Issues
Case Studies
Policy Implications
Resources

Resources

Dimensions of Globalization

Globalization and North Carolina's Wood Product Industries (Buehlmann,
Urs. Schuler, Al. Nwagbara, Ucheoma) 2002
Website: http://www.ahc.caf.wvu.edu/Fact_Sheet/Furniture/forestweb.pdf

The Impact of Globalization on NC's Furniture Industries (Buehlmann,
Urs. Schuler, Al. Nwagbara, Ucheoma) 2002
Website: http://cmedis.commerce.state.nc.us/research/NC_Furniture_Review.pdf

Environmental & Social Issues

Andrews, S. (2003, June 23). Thomasville closing another N.C. plant.
Furniture Today, 27(41), 6. Retrieved April 20, 2004 from Proquest
database.

Becker, D. (2003, November 11). Thomasville Furniture to cut 200 Jobs; The
layoffs are part of a strategy to get all plants working full time, a
company official says. Greensboro News Record, B1. Retrieved April 20,
2004 from Proquest database.

Muschick, Paul. (1999, May 6). "Furniture Makers Seek Pollution Law
Relief; The Furniture Industry and Environmentalists Differ on Whether
to Follow Both State and Federal Air Pollution Laws." Greensboro News
and Record. Retrieved February 20 from Lexis Nexis Database at Duke
University.

N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.
(1992). "Incentives and Techniques for Pollution Prevention in
Furniture Coating Operations." Retrieved February 20 from
http://www.p2pays.org/ref/01/00017.htm#Index

Thomasville Furniture Industries (2004). [Official web site of Thomasville
Furniture Industries]. Retrieved April 20, 2004 from
http://www.thomasville.com

Watt, M.L., H. Coble, et al. (2003, October 17). Congressmen Coble and
Watt Spearhead Letter to President Bush Suggesting Steps to Help U.S.
Furniture Industry. Retrieved April 20, 2004 from
https://courses.duke.edu/courses/1/MMS190.03-S2004/groups/_8634_1/press_rel

Case Studies

Anne Krishnan, "Furniture Industry's Future in N.C. Fading," The Herald Sun,
13 February 2004

Associate Press, "Lexington Home Brands to Lay Off 75 Workers," The News & Observer,
3 April 2004

Denise Becker, "Government Help Not Forthcoming," News & Record, 3 February 2003

Official Lexington Home Brands Website http://www.lexington.com
accessed 21 April 2004

Paul Bonner and Anne Krishnan, "China's Factories Resemble N.C.'s a Century Ago,"
The Herald Sun, 13 February 2004

Policy Implications

1. Bryson, Virginia. et al. "The Furniture Industry (Case Goods)". UNC at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School. Found online at: http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/assets/documents/furn_paper.pdf

2. Buehlmann, Urs. "Globalization and North Carolina's Wood Product Industries".
Found online at : https://courses.duke.edu/courses/1/MMS190.03-S2004/groups/_8634_1/forestweb.pdf

3. Hepeng, Jia. "U.S. Officials Launch Anti-Dumping Probe". Business Weekly Online.
Found online at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/en/doc/2004-01/20/content_301684.htm.



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