When the state and business interact effectively they can promote a more efficient allocation of scarce resources, appropriate industrial policy and a more effective and prioritised removal of key obstacles to growth, than when the two sides fail to co-operate or engage in harmful collusion. This book, based on original empirical research undertaken in Africa and India, addresses what constitutes the effectiveness of state-business relations, what explains their formation and evolution over time and whether effective state-business relations matter for economic performance.
Analysing the effects of state-business relations on economic performance at both the macro and micro levels, the book concludes that where effective state-business relations are established – either through formal or informal institutional patterns and relationships – the growth effects are generally positive. Establishing, sustaining and renewing effective state-business relations are political processes. The better organized the business community and the government are for purposes of such relations, the more effective state-business relations will be in negotiating growth enhancing policies. The book is of interest to researchers in the fields of development studies, management, economics and political science.
Table of Contents
1. State Business Relations and Economic Development in Africa and India: The Analytical Issues Kunal Sen Part 1: Measuring Effective State Business Relations 2. Measuring State-Business Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa Dirk Willem te Velde 3. Measuring State-Business Relations in India Massimiliano Calì, Siddhartha Mitra and Purnima Purohit Part 2: Effective State Business Relations and Economic Development in Africa 4. State Business Relationships and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Kunal Sen and Dirk Willem te Velde 5. State-Business Relations and Firm Performance in Zambia Mahvash Saeed Qureshi and Dirk Willem te Velde 6. State-Business Relations and Firm Performance in Ghana Charles Ackah, Ernest Aryeetey, and Ezekiel Clottey 7. State Business Relations and Economic Growth: the case of Mauritius Sawkut Rojid and Boopen Seetanah 8. Particularistic concertation: State-business relations and state formation in colonial Malawi Henry G.Chingaipe Part 3: Effective State Business Relations and Economic Development in India 9. Do Effective State Business Relations Matter for Economic Growth in India? Massimiliano Cali and Kunal Sen 10. State-Business Relations and Productivity in Indian Industry Vinish Kathuria, Rajesh S N Raj and Kunal Sen 11. Industrializing West Bengal? A Case of Institutional Stickiness Deepita Chakravarty and Indranil Bose 12. State Business Relations and Performance of Manufacturing Sector in Andhra Pradesh G. Alivelu, K. Srinivasulu and M. Gopinath Reddy
Kunal Sen is Professor of Development Economics in IDPM at the University of Manchester, UK. His current research examines the determinants of why states become effective in achieving inclusive development, and the dynamics of poverty and social exclusion, and his previous publications include Trade Policy, Inequality and Performance in Indian Manufacturing (Routledge, 2008).