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Sources of innovation and technology capability development in the Indian automobile industry

Kale, Dinar (2012). Sources of innovation and technology capability development in the Indian automobile industry. International Journal of Institution and Economics, 4(2) 121-150.

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In the last decade the Indian auto industry has shown increasing levels of technological sophistication and significant growth. The Indian auto industry consists of local firms with indigenous design and development capability; well established global brands and has marketing presence in Indian as well as other emerging markets. This paper tracks capability development in the Indian auto industry and seeks to understand the factors; both internal and external to firms that have shaped innovative capabilities. It points out that the Indian government’s industrial policy secured development of basic capabilities but restricted innovative capability development in auto manufacturing. This paper reveals that key attributes of firm ownership such as managerial vision and diversified nature of business, helped Indian firms in the development of the innovative capabilities.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 International Journal of Institutions and Economies
ISSN: 1985-7276
Keywords: innovation; India; automotives; technology; capabilities
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 29729
Depositing User: Dinar Kale
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 11:12
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