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Liberalisation and Small Industry-Need for New Growth Strategy in Kerala

The growth of small industry besides resulting in employment-intensive industrialisation and wider dispersal of economic activities ensures the maximum exploitation of latent resources, both human and material in the region. It is necessary, therefore, to design strategies and implement policies and programmes in the states for the growth of small industry in conformity with the ongoing economic reforms. A prerequisite for this exercise is a review of growth performance of the sector This article reports a survey of small industry in Kerala and compares it with the performance of the sector in other major states and with the all-India average.

Technological Capability under Economic Liberalism-Experience of Indian Industry in Eighties

Liberalism Experience of Indian Industry in Eighties K K Subrahmanian The causality between liberalisation and growth performance and its impact on some qualitative aspects need to be carefully understood before adopting economic liberalism as the corner-stone of future industrialisation policy. This paper explores the direction in which economic liberalism affects one such qualitative aspect, technological capability, and finds that both policy regimes, regulatory planning as well as economic liberalism, could strengthen technological capability, though of different types.

Development Paradox in Kerala-Analysis of Industrial Stagnation

Development Paradox in Kerala Analysis of Industrial Stagnation K K Subrahmanian The contradictions that have begun to emerge in the development process in Kerala are connected with the stagnancy in the growth of the productive sectors of the state's economy and, in particular, the output of manufactured goods. Identification of the critical constraints on the expansion of the material commodity producing sectors is thus not only of relevance for policy-making but may even point to alternative development paradigms. Keeping this in view, the growth experience of manufacture in the factory sector in Kerala is attempted in this paper.

Electronics in Kerala s Industrialisation

K K Subrahmanian K J Joseph This paper reviews the growth of the elctronics industry in Kerala. The focus is on the existing structure and competitiveness in an inter-regional context with a view to identifying strategy options that could maximise the potential of this industry as a vital link in the rapid industrialisation of the state, given the availability of a vast pool of skilled human resource. The development of the electronics industry in Kerala has taken place almost entirely at the initiative of the state government Therefore, an attempt is made to provide a perspective of the role of the state government THERE is now a burgeoning literature which suggests that a capital-deficient economy could stimulate growth and create considerable employment through the development and diffusion of the electronics industry if it has a vast pool of skilled human resource. Some economists' would even attribute to electronics the same role conventionally assumed for capital goods in the growth process because it is a crucial source of skill-based innovations that have a wider degree of applicability throughout the economy and society. Thus electronics has become a critical sector in modern industrialisation not only for its direct contribution to output and employment but also for its role in contributing to efficient resource-utilisation, greater productivity, and hence rapid growth in the economy as a whole.

Technology Import Regulation Reduces Cost

K K Subrahmanian The reports of the periodical surveys of foreign collaboration agreements conducted by the Reserve Bank constitute the only comprehensive source of factual material for studying the impact of technology import The results and analysis of the Fourth Survey in the series have been presented broadly on the same lines as those of the earlier surveys. This facilitates the construction of a continuous data-set on the financial aspects of foreign collaboration in the corporate sector and makes possible an assessment of the impact of the type of policies followed by the government.

Kerala s Industrial Backwardness- Exploration of Alternative Hypotheses

Kerala's Industrial Backwardness Exploration of Alternative Hypotheses K K Subrahmanian P Mohanan Pillai This paper makes an attempt to identify the weak links in the production structure in Kerala within an interregional frame-work of analysis. The objective of the study is to examine the alternative hypotheses that have been advanced to explain the industrial backwardness of Kerala, In particular, the focus is on examining the empirical basis of the alleged 'inefficiency' of Kerala's industrial system in terms of labour militancy, high wage-cost, and low productivity The aim is to provide an overview oflocalional cost advantage/disadvantage of Kerala by analysing some facets of its industrial structure as compared to that of some developed states and the nation as a whole.

Foreign Technology in the Four Modernisations of China

Modernisations of China K K Subrahmanian China has introduced a number of economic reforms during its current phase of developing commodity production and exchange and the opening of the economy to the outside world. The approach has been towards establishing correct relations and modernising industry, agriculture, defence and science and technology. This new development strategy has opened up avenues for the inflow of foreign capital and foreign technology into socialist China from capitalist countries.

Approach to Foreign Collaboration-A Critique of New Industrial Policy

It is now widely recognised that foreign collaboration, while performing the 'gap-filling' functions in the growth process also produces technological dependence.1 Hence every country, irrespective of the political character of the government, invariably introduces policy measures of some sort for regulation and control of foreign capital and technology.

Implications of Technology-Transfer in Export-Led Growth Strategy

Implications of Technology-Transfer in Export-Led Growth Strategy K K Subrahmanian P Mohanan Pillai The trade implications of the transfer of technology cannot be examined in the abstract. Any discussion has to identify the characteristics of the international market (or technology.

Structure of a Local Labour Market-A Study in Ahmedabad

A Study in Ahmedabad therefore, involves a serious methodological error; and to conclude, on that basis that the labour market mechanism is non-existent, is to erect a strawman and then demolish him.

Regional Differences in Profitability and Growth-A Comparison between Gujarat and Maharashtra Firms

A Comparison between Gujarat and Maharashtra Firms K K Subrahmanian T S Papola This paper attempts an assessment of the differences among regions in terms of their attributes as economic environment. The purpose is to discover whether there is a 'regional effect' on the growth of manufacturing industries

Determinants of Corporative R and D

Review of Management November 1971 the really deserving and he would be satisfied in being given more responsible work. For the top few jobs, which would be on a pure selection basis, the bank would have a choice from among the persons who would be really competent rather than from among those who have reached, on the basis of seniority, a certain scale.


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