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Energy Intensity and Technology Sourcing: A Study of Manufacturing Firms in India

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  • Santosh Kumar Sahu

    (Madras School of Economics, Ganghi Mandapam Road, Kottur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 600025)

  • K. Narayanan

    (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India, 400076)

Abstract

This study focuses on the role of different sources of technology in determining the energy intensity of the firms. Using data from the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), we model energy intensity and different sources of technologies usage. The major finding of the study is; firms those use disembodied technology imports are lessenergy intensive. Additionally, firms with R and D activities are less-energy intensive as compared to others. We also found an inverted ‘U’ shaped relationship between energy intensity and age of the firm, implying both older and younger firms tend to be more energy efficient.

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  • Santosh Kumar Sahu & K. Narayanan, 2015. "Energy Intensity and Technology Sourcing: A Study of Manufacturing Firms in India," Bulletin of Energy Economics (BEE), The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO), vol. 3(2), pages 66-74, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijr:beejor:v:3:y:2015:i:2:p:66-74
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    Energy; Technology; India;
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    • N7 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services

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