Title: Technological change in Indian textiles industry, 1991-2006

Authors: Tirthankar Roy

Addresses: London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK

Abstract: Textiles industry is one of the leading industries in India in terms of its contribution to employment, output and exports. The paper surveys the technological changes in the industry during the period since the onset of reforms in the country. Although the industry is generally termed as a low technology one, it does employ high technology processes and machinery. Liberalisation resulted in the importation of second hand machinery and technological changes in the domestic textile machinery sector.

Keywords: textile industry; India; second hand machinery; CADCAM systems; technological change; textile machinery; textiles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTG.2010.033670

International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, 2010 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.124 - 131

Available online: 15 Jun 2010 *

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