Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India by Aradhna AggarwalSocial and Economic Impact of SEZs in India by Aradhna Aggarwal

Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in India

byAradhna Aggarwal

Hardcover | February 25, 2012

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This book provides a comprehensive review of the evolution and performance of SEZs from a historical and comparative perspective by tracing the experiences of SEZs in 23 developing countries, including Korea, Taiwan, and China. Using a framework that integrates the basic tenets of theindustrial cluster approach with existing theories, it proposes a set of evaluation criteria for SEZs. Analysing quantitative data provided by the Ministry of Commerce and qualitative evidence based on field surveys conducted during 2004-9, the book assesses the economic contribution in the pre- and post-SEZ Act periods in India. Exploring the impact of SEZs on employment, trade, foreign exchangeearnings, government revenue, and technology transfers, it also examines evidence of social effects vis-a-vis land acquisition, human development, regional inequities, and environmental protection. Discussing the impact of internal dynamics and external forces on future prospects of SEZs, it offersconstructive suggestions to make policy investor-friendly and successful.
Aradhna Aggarwal is Associate Professor in the Department of Business Economics at the University of Delhi. She is also Visiting Professor at the Research Institution of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Kobe.
Title:Social and Economic Impact of SEZs in IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:February 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198077270

ISBN - 13:9780198077275

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and FiguresAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. Understanding SEZs: A Historical Perspective3. SEZs: A Global Perspective4. Evolution of SEZ Policy in India5. Theoretical Perspectives: Towards a Better Understanding of SEZ Impact6. Strategizing of SEZs: Experience of China vis-a-vis Taiwan and South Korea7. Economic impact of SEZs: A Quantitative Assessment8. Economic Impact of SEZs: A Qualitative Analysis9. Impact of SEZs on Human Development: Empirical Evidence and Issues;10. Social Effects of SEZs: Emerging Issues11. Concluding Remarks and Future ProspectsReferencesIndex