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Technology Dynamism: Analyses of Changing Structure of Trade in Organized Manufacturing Industries In India

Mehta, Swati (2010): Technology Dynamism: Analyses of Changing Structure of Trade in Organized Manufacturing Industries In India. Published in: Man and Development

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Abstract

The paper focuses on the impact of reforms on the industrial and trade structure in the organized manufacturing sector in India, using ASI (CSO) and UN-COMTRADE data. The period of the study is from 1980-81 to 2005-06, which is divided into the pre-reform (1980-81 to 1991-92) and post-reform (1992-93 to 2005-06) periods. The semi-logarithmic and Boyce single kinked method is used for the analyses. The results show some positive signs of structural shift within the industries, but the changes are too slow to make a dent. The slower trend growth rate of value added and exports witnessed in the post-reform period reduces the initial optimism shown while adopting these reforms. Specific policy framework for each industry concerned and investment in infrastructure, human capital and technology may lead to dynamize the export structure.

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