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Co-evolution of policies and firm level technological capabilities in the Indian automobile industry

Kale, Dinar (2011). Co-evolution of policies and firm level technological capabilities in the Indian automobile industry. In: Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, 2011, 13-17 Sep 2011, Atlanta, GA, USA.

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Abstract

Innovation in form of new products, processes or forms of productive organisation brings growth to firms and development to economies and therefore it is important to understand sources of innovation and technological capabilities. In this context this paper explores sources of innovation and technological capability in the Indian automobile industry. In last decade Indian auto industry emerged as one of the fastest growing industry with increasing levels of technological sophistication in auto industries amongst emerging countries.
This paper shows that industrial policy set up challenges for firm in form of constraint to develop products with higher local suppliers and helped development of auto component supplier industry. It also points out important role played by factors such as nature of demand and firm ownership in innovative capability development. Paper reveals key attributes of firm ownership which include managerial vision and diversified nature of businesses. The diversified nature of businesses has helped Indian auto firms in innovative capabilities by facilitating inter sector learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011, IEEE
Keywords: India; automobile industry; innovation; case study
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography > Development
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)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
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Item ID: 30555
Depositing User: Dinar Kale
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 16:01
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 11:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30555
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