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Title: Competitiveness of Small-Scale Industries of India
Authors: Vidya, Suresh
Shashidhar, P.
Keywords: Small-Scale Industries-India
Growth pattern of SSI,
Government incentives-Small Scale Industries
Issue Date: 19-May-2007
Publisher: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Abstract: The Small-Scale Industries (SSI) gathered momentum along with industrialization and economic growth in India. It started growing due to the vision of our late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who sought to develop core industry and have a sustaining sector in the form of small-scale enterprises. Being a labor-intensive sector, they offer a higher productivity of capital than capital-intensive enterprises due to low investment per worker. The SSI today constitutes a very important segment of the Indian economy as they help in dispersal of industries, rural development, and the decentralization of economic power. The central discussion of this paper highlights the importance of small industries and their role in the economy and the impact of economic reforms on growth pattern and productivity performance of small-scale industries. However, this is not to say that there are no shortcomings within the industry, or in public policy relating to it. Small industries are faced with numerous ...
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2259/501
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