The Structure of Indian Industry

The Structure of Indian Industry

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Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Subir Gokran / Anindya Sen / Rajendra R Vaidya
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 366
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195649427


This comprehensive set of industry studies in post-reforms India intensively reviews the performance of Indian industry in the 1990s. It traces the policy history and technological conditions faced by individual industries, and outlines the performance parameters in a freer market economy.

Extensive information on key Indian industries is presented using ten select sectors-tea, tobacco, textiles, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, steel, computer hardware, electronics, auto components, an banking-as case studies. The contributors provide a theoretical framework, encompassing strategic as well as economic factors, to analyse the differing performance of individual industries in the first phase of reforms.

Combining quantitative tools with qualitative analysis, the contributors examine:

The organizational framework of each industry

Market behaviour and performance of leading firms in the sector

Monopolistic or Oligopolistic trends

Product composition

Government policies and incentives, especially for exports, and their consequences

Performance and share in inernational trade, and

Cost analysis of inputs and raw material

This book lays the foundation for further models of industrial economics in the Indian context. Comprehensive in its treatment of individual industries and wide in its scope, this volume will be immensely useful to students and researchers of industrial economics and advanced microeconomics.






The Tea Industry

The Tobacco Industry

The Textile Industry

The Fertilizer Industry

The Pharmaceutical Industry

The Steel Industry

The Computer Hardware Industry

The Electronics Industry

The Automobile Components Industry

The Banking Industry