ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Indian Electronics Hardware Industry: Growth and Productivity (1993-2004)

In 1987 the World Bank had recommended "greater liberalisation" in Indian electronics industry. Two of the predicted consequences of this were that policy reforms would aid an increase in productivity and greater research and development initiatives amongst the firms of the industry. This paper verifies those two predictions for the Indian electronics hardware industry. It finds that despite liberalisation, the performance with respect to partial and total productivity of the electronics hardware industry was dismal. The firms preferred to import technology over investing in research and development and developing it indigenously.

SPECIAL ARTICLE

Indian Electronics Hardware Industry:
Growth and Productivity (1993-2004)

Rumki Majumdar

In 1987 the World Bank had recommended “greater liberalisation” in Indian electronics industry. Two of the predicted consequences of this

Dear Reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attractive subscription offers.

Click here

Or

To gain instant access to this article (download).


Pay
INR 236

(Readers in India)


Pay
$ 12

(Readers outside India)

Support Us

Your Support will ensure EPW’s financial viability and sustainability.

The EPW produces independent and public-spirited scholarship and analyses of contemporary affairs every week. EPW is one of the few publications that keep alive the spirit of intellectual inquiry in the Indian media.

Often described as a publication with a “social conscience,” EPW has never shied away from taking strong editorial positions. Our publication is free from political pressure, or commercial interests. Our editorial independence is our pride.

We rely on your support to continue the endeavour of highlighting the challenges faced by the disadvantaged, writings from the margins, and scholarship on the most pertinent issues that concern contemporary Indian society.

Every contribution is valuable for our future.