This book is a comprehensive examination of the Indian textile industry and the various determinants affecting its export performance, trends in labour, and capital productivity in the post-liberalization years. Employing 45 million people, including skilled and unskilled workers, the Indian textile and clothing industry occupies a significant position in the Indian economy in terms of industrial production, employment, and exports.
This work traces the growth and expansion of this industry in the post-reform period and studies its contributions to the economic development of the nation. It discusses global trade agreements, India’s share in international exports, and its major trading partners across the globe including the USA, UK, UAE, Germany, China. It also provides recommendations to Indian policy makers for a possible improvement in the textile exports across the globe.
The Textile Industry and Exports in Post-Liberalization India will be of interest to students and researchers of politics and international relations, economics, development studies, labour economics, sociology and social policy, and South Asian studies.
Table of Contents
1. An Introductory Note About Indian Textile and Clothing Industry 2. Conceptual Outline 3. Export Performance and Direction of Textile Exports 4. Determinants of Export Competitiveness 5. Summing Up and Policy Implications
Rahul Dhiman is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Management, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, a State University of Himachal Pradesh, India. He has published extensively in Scopus- and ABDC-listed international journals.
Manoj Sharma is Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India. His research interests include international business, applied economics, environmental economics and transportation management. He has published extensively in national and international journals.