Constraints on and support for industrial policy liberalization in India

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Software industry policy has been one of India's most liberalized industrial policies, but it has still followed the ebb and flow of liberalization in general. Interviews and research work for this article were carried out between 1988 and 1991, seeking to explain the processes and pressures involved in making software industry policy, and to answer three main questions: Why did liberalization ebb and flow in the manner described above? What does this say about the nature of policy-making in India? What are the implications for liberalization as a policy strategy? The study suggests that in order to understand the making and implementation of policy one must analyse the technical and financial constraints, political interests and power relations that surround policy. -from Author
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-34
Number of pages19
JournalDevelopment Policy Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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