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Spatial Organization Of Production In India: Contesting Themes And Conflicting Evidence

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  • Roy, Satyaki

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The emergence of space as a determinant in the functional relations linked to production and growth is a recent development in theories of industrial organization. This paper primarily reviews the contesting themes in explaining changes in relative importance of space. In reference to industrial clusters in India, the paper argues that it is the heterogeneity of the industrial organizations that captures ‘space’ as an analytical category and broad generalizations often do not address the spatial dimensions. Neither also is it true, at least for developing countries such as India, that small enterprise clusters always reflect the post-Fordist dimension of change in the production organization. In the context of global production chain, this paper further argues that participation in such value chains might lead to contradictory outcomes in production organization giving rise to increased rift between the ‘global’ and the ‘local’.

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Volume (Year): 1 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-16

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Keywords: Spatial organisation; Industry; SME; India;

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