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India: A New Player in Asian Production Networks?, Studies in Trade and Investment 75

Edited by Witada Anukoonwattaka () and Mia Mikic ()

in STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT from United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Abstract: While the IPN phenomenon has accelerated trade and investment linkages between countries in East and South-East Asia, the remainder of the region has not matched those countries in this process. The objective of this study is to explore the reasons for this by using India’s performance in the Asian IPNs as a case study for other countries that are trailing behind in this area. The study seeks to identify the reasons why India has performed below its potential in this new form of international division of labour, even though that country possess several supportive factors including: (a) the sheer size of the economy and population; (b) a large pool of engineers; (c) relatively sound intellectual property protection; and (d) an increasingly open trade and investment climate resulting from progressive economic reforms.

Keywords: production network; fragmentation of production; Asia; value chain; India manufacturing sector; China; India; Offshoring; MNCs; FDI (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 F13 F14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 9789211206395
Note: Studies in Trade and Investment 75
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Driving forces of Asian international production networks: A brief history and theoretical perspectives , pp 7-22 Downloads
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Ch 2 Comparative overview of economic profiles and roles of China and India in Asian international production networks , pp 23-53 Downloads
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Ch 3 Can India become an export platform for global operations of MNCs? Perspectives from Japanese and United States MNC affiliates , pp 54-77 Downloads
Nobuaki Yamashita
Ch 4 Integrating into Asia’s international production networks: Challenges and prospects for India , pp 78-119 Downloads
Rahul Sen and Sadhana Srivastava
Ch 5 Are the India's trade agreements deep enough to support production networks? , pp 120-136 Downloads
Mia Mikic
Ch 6 Prospects for India and lessons for latecomers , pp 137-142 Downloads
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