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Efficiency of Firms in Indian Industry: The Effect of Reforms

Driffield, N. and Kambhampati, U. S. (2003) Efficiency of Firms in Indian Industry: The Effect of Reforms. Review of Development Economics, 7 (3). pp. 419-430. ISSN 1467-9361

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Abstract/Summary

Has the efficiency of firms in India improved since its liberalization in 1991? The authors attempt to answer this question by analyzing the determinants of firm-level efficiency in six manufacturing sectors in India while focusing on the effects of liberalization and domestic competition. They find that there was an increase in overall efficiency in the post-reform period in India in five out of the six sectors. While imports do not seem to improve efficiency, liberalization did increase efficiency in four of the sectors.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:66257
Publisher:Wiley

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