ISBN 9781107032996,India's Late, Late Industrial Revolution: Democratizing Entrepreneurship

India's Late, Late Industrial Revolution: Democratizing Entrepreneurship

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Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781107032996

ISBN-10 1107032997


Number of Pages 472 Pages
Language (English)


There is a paradox at the heart of the Indian economy. Indian businessmen and traders are highly industrious and ingenious people, yet for many years Indian industry was sluggish and slow to develop. One of the major factors in this sluggish development was the command and control regime known as the License Raj. This regime has gradually been removed and, after two decades of reform, India is now awakening from its slumber and is experiencing a late, late industrial revolution. This important new book catalogues and explains this revolution through a combination of rigorous analysis and entertaining anecdotes about India's entrepreneurs, Indian firms' strategies and the changing role of government in Indian industry. This analysis shows that there is a strong case for a manufacturing focus so that India can replicate the success stories of Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea and China.

Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
Preface: The Maharaj and the Saffron
1. Vent for growth
2. Industrial revolutions
3. Aspects of Indian enterprise history
4. Emergence of modern industry
5. Asian late industrializationv
6. Democratizing entrepreneurship
7. Contemporary India
8. The services sector debate
9. A paean for manufacturing
10. Reindustrializing India