Title: Inching towards global competitiveness: Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMTs) in Indian auto components industry

Authors: Mamata Parhi

Addresses: WISERD and Department of Economics, School of Business and Economics, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK

Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to analyse the nature and patterns of adoption of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMTs) in the Indian auto components industry in light of the policy changes in India and changes in world automotive industry. We empirically investigate the determinants of AMT adoption in order to tease out the parameters of technological change. The process of technology diffusion is dynamic and appears to have been driven by an apparent objective of steering the industry in the direction of an innovation-driven industry. The evolution of the industry in the light of these is discussed and relevant policy implications are spelled out in the paper.

Keywords: India; auto components industry; innovation diffusion; advanced manufacturing technology; AMT; automotive components; automobile industry; technological change; technology diffusion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2010.033668

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2010 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.93 - 113

Published online: 15 Jun 2010 *

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