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Total Factor Productivity Growth and Output Growth in Indian Electronics Industry in the Liberalization Era: An Empirical Examination

Majumdar, Rumki and Bala Subrahmanya, MH (2007) Total Factor Productivity Growth and Output Growth in Indian Electronics Industry in the Liberalization Era: An Empirical Examination. In: Presented at Singapore Economic Review Conference 2007 held at Singapore , 2-4 August 2007, Singapore.

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Abstract

This paper analyses the efficiency and productivity growth of Electronics industry, which is considered one of the vibrant and rapidly growing manufacturing industry sub-sectors of India in the liberalization era since 1991. The main objective of the paper is to examine the extent and growth of Total Factor Productivity (TFP) and its components namely, Technical Efficiency Change (TEC) and Technological Progress (TP) and its contribution to total output growth. In this study, the electronics industry is broadly classified into communication equipments, computer hardware, consumer electronics and other electronics, with the purpose of performing a comparative analysis of productivity growth for each of these sub-sectors for the time period 1993-2004. The paper found that the sub-sectors have improved in terms of economies of scale and contribution of capital.The change in technical efficiency and technological progress moved in reverse directions. Three of the four industry witnessed growth in the output primarily due to TFPG and the contribution of input growth to output growth had been negative/negligible, except for Computer hardware where contribution from both input growth and TFPG to output growth were prominent. The paper explored the possible reasons that addressed the issue of low technical efficiency and technological progress in the industry.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Total Factor Productivity Growth;Electronics Industry; Technological progress;Liberalisation;Technical Efficiency Change
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 08:21
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 08:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/41804

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