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The Flight from Defence to Civilian Space: Evolution of the Sectoral System of Innovation of India’s Aerospace Industry


  • Sunil Mani



India is one among the few developing countries that have sought to establish an aerospace industry. The industry has two components, namely aeronautical and astronautic. The sectoral system of innovation of this industry which is actually located as a cluster in the south Indian city of Bangalore are mapped out. The paper identifies the three building blocks of the cluster: lead actors, knowledge or technology domain, and the demand. Changes in each of these blocks over time are discussed. [WP 428].

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  • Sunil Mani, 2010. "The Flight from Defence to Civilian Space: Evolution of the Sectoral System of Innovation of India’s Aerospace Industry," Working Papers id:2478, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2478
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    1. Hrushikesh Mallick, 2008. "Do remittances impact the economy? Some empirical evidences from a developing economy," Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum Working Papers 407, Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum, India.
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    1. Vertesy, D., 2014. "Successive leadership changes in the regional jet industry," MERIT Working Papers 046, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    2. Sharath Chandra N. & G. L. Shekar & N. V. Raghavendra, 2015. "Aerospace cluster of Bangalore: Can the SMEs take up the challenges?," Journal of Asian Business Strategy, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 5(9), pages 191-199, September.

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    south India; technology; knowledge; astronautic; developing countries; sectoral system of innovation; aerospace industry; civilian; aeronautical; astronautic; offset policy; city; Bangalore; demand;

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