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High-Tech Industries, Employment and Global Competitiveness

S.R. Hashim (Editor) N.S. Siddharthan (Editor)
Synopsis High-tech, knowledge-based industries like information technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals have played an important role in the transition of the Indian and Chinese economies--the two largest and fastest developing economies in the world today. This process has been characteristically marked by the expanding reach of multinational enterprises, flows of foreign direct investment. Unprecedented advancement of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and knowledge based industries, and infusion of ICT across the entire spectrum of industries and activities.This interdisciplinary book offers an in-depth understanding of the behaviour of firms in these industries, analysing the strategies they adopt in a globally competitive environment, the role they have played in ushering in the growth revolution in China and India, and the contribution they have made to the nature and growth of employment. Findings are based mostly on data collected through fieldwork and surveys. The book also discusses the emerging nature of scientific and technological developments like nano-technology, novel materials, spintronics, and quantum computers, suggesting that in the future, knowledge and technology will become the real sources of wealth for nations.
This book will be of particular interest to those in the fields of economics, international business and industrial and technological development management.

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About the authors

S.R. Hashim

S.R. Hashim is director of Institute for Studies in Industrial development, New Delhi. His original work on method of measuring capital stock, published in the book Capital –output Relations in Indian industries (in co-authorship with Dr. M.M. Dadi) is well regarded in literature as a seminal contribution. He has since extensively worked and written on issues relating to poverty and inequality, water and agriculture and small scale industries.

N.S. Siddharthan

N.S. Siddharthan is Head, V.K.R.V. Rao Centre for Studies in Globalisation, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.

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Title High-Tech Industries, Employment and Global Competitiveness
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2008
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 415460903
length x+268 p., 46 Tables; 14 Figures.