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The Evolution and Structure of the Two-wheeler Industry in India

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  • Sunila George
  • Raghbendra Jha

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  • Hari K. Nagarajan

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This paper studies the evolution of the competitive structure of the two-wheeler industry in India. The evolution of the industry's competitive structure is traced using Kendall’s Index of Rank Concordance and the Evans-Karras test of convergence. The industry seems to be characterized by oligopoly with the onset of economic reforms not making much difference to industrial structure. Convergence of sales and capacity at the level of the industry is conditional while it is absolute at the level of the segment.

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  • Sunila George & Raghbendra Jha & Hari K. Nagarajan, 2002. "The Evolution and Structure of the Two-wheeler Industry in India," ASARC Working Papers 2002-02, The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre.
  • Handle: RePEc:pas:asarcc:2002-02
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    Keywords

    index of concordance; convergence; evolution of industry;

    JEL classification:

    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing

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