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Export performance, Transnational Corporations and the Manufacturing Sector: A Case Study of India

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  • Manoj Pant

    (Jawahar Lal University)

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This paper presents models to outline the factors determining the exporting decision and the actual exports of exporters in the Indian manufacturing industry. Our results indicate that the export propensity of actual exporters is negatively related to size and positively to the import intensity. Second, the results also imply a Heckscher-Ohlin trade pattern with export intensity negatively related to the capital labour ratios of firms. Third, while foreign ownership, per se, has no influence on the export propensity, where there are differences in the functional relationship for domestic and foreign owned firms, the latter seem to be relatively more oriented towards the domestic market. Finally, the decision to undertake exports is dependent on firm and industry specific factors and not on the multinationality per se.

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Article provided by Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics in its journal Indian Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 28 (1993)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 41-54

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Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:v:28:y:1993:i:1:p:41-54

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  1. Correa, Paulo & Dayoub, Mariam & Francisco, Manuela, 2007. "Identifying supply-side constraints to export performance in Ecuador : an exercise with Investment Climate Survey data," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4179, The World Bank.
  2. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash & Das, Keshab & Paul, Mahua, 2006. "Export-orientation of Foreign Manufacturing Affiliates in India: Factors, Tendencies and Implications," MPRA Paper 12338, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Abraham, Vinoj & Sasikumar, S.K., 2010. "Labour Cost and Export Behaviour of Firms in Indian Textile and Clothing Industry," MPRA Paper 22784, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Rahul Sen & Sadhana Srivastava, 2012. "Asia' s international production networks: Will India be the next assembly centre?," Working Papers 11812, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
  5. Mukherjee, Sanchita, 2009. "Technology intensity of Indian merchandise exports," MPRA Paper 35694, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Rahul Sen & Sadhana Srivastava, 2011. "Integrating into Asia’s international production networks: Challenges and prospects for India," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT, in: India: A New Player in Asian Production Networks?, Studies in Trade and Investment 75, chapter 4, pages 78-119 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  7. Dholakia, Ravindra H. & Kapur Deepak, . "Determinants of Export Performance of Indian Firms – A Strategic Perspective," IIMA Working Papers WP2004-08-01, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.

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