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INDIAN EXPORTS: A RIDDLE OF REGULATIONS (KERALA, INDIA, SIAM, LAND)


1985 1985

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This study evaluates the export performance of India. The methodology adopted involves analysis of export statistics during 1970-71 through 1981-82, an indepth study of the Korean export development program and development of a theoretical construct for an export management system. Also, a major industrial sector of India--marine products group--was studied in detail with special emphasis on the government organization designed to promote exports of marine products.

Historical analysis indicates the impact of government policies on export promotion. While world trade expanded, the share of India's world exports decreased. When government emphasis shifted from traditional to non-traditional products, the success achieved in one industrial sector came at the expense of others. In general, the growth in exports was negligible compared to those of the Asian countries like South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

While India and Korea had several things in common, they chose two distinctive economic strategies with different results on export development. Korea's export development success was phenomenal compared to India's.

An important aspect of the study was the development of a model for an export management system for a developing economy like India. Statistical projections of exports of three important Indian product groups were made.

Results of a questionnaire survey revealed that majority of exporters recognized poor marketing as a major problem and all respondents approved of creating an Indian trade center overseas. Price was regarded as another trade obstacle for which one solution suggested was the creation of internationally cost effective industries. Seventy eight percent of the respondents felt that exports would improve if subsidies were replaced by some form of long-term development assistance.

The home industries have not become capable of competing in the international markets through the present system of protection and subsidies. Respondents were overwhelmingly in favor of exposing industries to competition and taking measures to develop internationally cost effective industries. Exporters were continually faced with the problem of government regulations.

A major conclusion is that the Indian government has not allocated sufficient resources to improve exports. Although crucial for the economy, export development has not been assigned adequate priority in resource allocation. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)

Indexing (details)


Subject
Marketing
Classification
0338: Marketing
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
INDIAN EXPORTS: A RIDDLE OF REGULATIONS (KERALA, INDIA, SIAM, LAND)
Author
KAVIL, SREEDHAR V.
Number of pages
260
Publication year
1985
Degree date
1985
School code
0483
Source
DAI-A 46/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
Pace University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
D.P.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8522370
ProQuest document ID
303434671
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303434671
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