This volume comprehensively captures trends in productivity and its determinants in the post-reform period for Indian manufacturing. It provides an up-to-date survey of different methods employed in measuring productivity and their applications across organized and unorganized sectors, including food, beverages, furniture, gems, chemicals, petroleum and rubber, metals and minerals, paper products, publishing, textiles, etc. The essays examine the uneven impact of economic reforms and growth on the performance of the manufacturing sector. This will be especially useful to students and scholars of economics, business and management, policymakers and governmental agencies, particularly those interested in Indian economy and manufacturing.
‘[This book] will be particularly useful for government statistical agencies such as CSO [Central Statistical Office] in showing how the data collected by them are relevant and helps plan future data collection exercises.’ — P.C. Mohanan, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India
‘The novelty of this book is that it discusses different methods of estimating productivity to highlight the relative strengths of these methods… [T]he theoretical discussions and empirical applications on productivity clearly demonstrate the authors’ expertise in productivity research.’ —Kaliappa Kalirajan, Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
‘A volume par excellence delving with considerable depth into the entire gamut of issues surrounding the theme of productivity and growth in the Indian context. [A] distinctive and landmark contribution to the received literature on the "Indian growth miracle".’ — Dilip Nachane, Former Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
‘I would recommend this volume to any serious student of the economic reforms in Indian manufacturing and the lessons that can be drawn from them.’ — Subhash C. Ray, Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Foreword K.L. Krishna. Acknowledgements.1. Introduction Vinish Kathuria, Rajesh Raj S N and Kunal Sen.Part 1: Methodology, AnalyticalIssues, DataQuality and Review 2.Methods and Issues in ProductivityMeasurement Vinish Kathuria, Rajesh Raj S N and Kunal Sen 3.Data onManufacturing Sector: CurrentStatus and Challenges G.C. Manna 4.Productivity in Indian Manufacturing in the Post-reform Period: A Review of Studies Bishwanath Goldar 5.Manufacturing in India: HasThere Been a Revival Sincethe 1990s? Jayan Jose Thomas 6.Productivity in Indian Manufacturing: An Empirical Comparison of the Methodologies Vinish Kathuria, Rajesh Raj S N and Kunal SenPart 2: Macro-approach to Productivity Measurement 7. Productivity Growth in a Liberalizing Economy: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Mavannoor Parameswaran 8.A Study of Productivity Growth in the Registered Manufacturing Sector of India: 1980–81 to 2003–04 Arundhati Datta 9. (In)Efficiency in the Manufacturing Sector in India: A Stochastic Frontier Approach Swati Mehta 10.Impact of Trade Policy on Manufacturing Productivity in India:Evidence Using a Non-parametric Approach Arpita Ghose and Paramita Roy Biswas 11.Productivity, Technical Progress and Scale Efficiency in IndianManufacturing: New Evidence Using a Non-parametric Approach Valarmathi Pradeep, Anup K. Bhandari, Mita Bhattacharya, Jong-Rong Chen and Chih-Hai Yang Part 3: Regional and Micro-approach toProductivity Measurement 12.Catching Up or Sliding Down? Reforms and RegionalManufacturing Productivity in India Suresh Babu M. and Rajesh Raj S N 13.Productivity, Efficiency and Capacity Utilization in Jute Industry in India: A Non-parametric Frontier Analysis Panchanan Das Part 4: The Way Forward 14.Economic Reforms andManufacturing Performance: Looking Ahead — A Panel Discussion Purnima Purohit. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors. Index