Singh, Nirvikar (2006): Services-led industrialization in India: Assessment and lessons.
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This paper provides an integrated analysis of the role of the service sector in recent Indian economic development. It discusses the nature of services, their distinction from products, and their categorization. It provides an overview of India’s overall growth experience, and a detailed examination of the contribution of the service sector to growth. It includes an examination of the potential for spillovers from IT, ITES and other service sectors such as financial services, to the rest of the economy, drawing on econometric work, as well as input-output analysis of linkages to understand these possible spillovers and growth potentials. Based on this evidence, it appears that India’s manufacturing sector development may have been constrained in part by weaknesses in key service sectors such as transportation and electricity. The paper also considers the particular role of international trade in services, which is of growing importance. It discusses the consequences for employment of different growth paths, the challenges of education and manpower training to support and sustain India’s development path, and social and environmental issues, including regional inequality issues. The Indian experience is related to recent discussions of industrial policy, and development policy more generally.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||University of California, Santa Cruz|
|Original Title:||Services-led industrialization in India: Assessment and lessons|
|Keywords:||Services; industrialization; India; economic development; industrial policy|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L88 - Government Policy
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O53 - Asia including Middle East
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O14 - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
|Depositing User:||Nirvikar Singh|
|Date Deposited:||28. Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 10:29|
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