Global production sharing-the breakup of the production processes into separate stages, with each country specializing in a particular stage of the production sequence-is a phenomenon of major significance that is increasingly manifesting itself in patterns of global production and trade. This paper examines India’s role in global production sharing from a comparative East Asian perspective in order to contribute to the contemporary policy debate in India on the link between export performance and “jobless growth” in domestic manufacturing in India. The analysis reveals that India has so far failed fitting into global production networks in electronics and electrical goods, which have been the prime movers of export dynamism in China and the other high-performing East Asian countries. Further reforms to improve the overall investment climate is even more important for reaping gains from this new form of international exchange compared to the standard labor-intensive exports. There is also a strong case, based on the experiences in East Asia and elsewhere, for combining further reforms with a proactive investment promotion campaign to attract multinational enterprises engaged in global production networks.
|Title of host publication||India Policy Forum 10 2013/14|
|Editors||Shekhar Shah, Barry Bosworth, Arvind Panagariya|
|Place of Publication||New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, London and Singapore|
|Publisher||Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd.|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|