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Regional Policies, Firm Characteristics and Exporting in the Indian State of Karnataka


  • Jaya Prakash Pradhan

    (Jaya Prakash Pradhan, Associate Professor, Centre for Studies in Economics & Planning, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. E-mail:

  • Mohammad Zohair

    (Mohammad Zohair, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Studies, School of Business Studies, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga. E-mail:

  • Mallikarjun V. Alagawadi

    (Mallikarjun V. Alagawadi, Professor, Department of Business Studies, School of Business Studies, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga. E-mail:


Karnataka is among pioneering Indian states to frame suitable policies aimed at encouraging local firms’ export activities. Promotion and facilitation of firms to look beyond national market was achieved by creating a strong enabling institutional framework, supporting expansion of productive capacity and helping exporting firms gain access to required physical infrastructure. As a result of such policies, exports from the Karnataka have been growing rapidly, with Karnataka contributing over half a quarter of Indian exports of commodities and software. The present study provides an overview of export trends and patterns of Karnataka in the backdrop of the state policy developments. It examines the relevance of various factors pertinent to the exports by Karnataka manufacturing firms and deduces implications for development policy of the state.

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  • Jaya Prakash Pradhan & Mohammad Zohair & Mallikarjun V. Alagawadi, 2013. "Regional Policies, Firm Characteristics and Exporting in the Indian State of Karnataka," Foreign Trade Review, , vol. 48(1), pages 45-81, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:fortra:v:48:y:2013:i:1:p:45-81

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    1. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash & Das, Keshab, 2012. "Regional Origin Of Manufacturing Exports: Inter-State Patterns In India," Journal of Regional Development and Planning, JRDP, vol. 1(2), pages 117-168.
    2. Pradhan, Jaya Prakash & Zohair, Mohammad, 2014. "Subnational Export Performance and Determinants: Evidence from Two Indian States," MPRA Paper 60029, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Export policies; exports; Karnataka; India; O24; F10; O53;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • O24 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East


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