Week 8: Tutorial 7: International production networks: why is India lagging behind East Asian Countries?
"The trade performance of India reveals that, so far, there has not been any clear evidence of the country entering into Asian IPNs that have created extensive trade
opportunities in the machinery and transport equipment sectors of East and South-East Asian countries." (Anukoonwattaka and Mikic, India - a New Player in Asian Production Networks? Studies in Trade and Investment No. 75, p.137, http://www.unescap.org/tid/publication/tipub2624-chap6.pdf)
1) Discuss the extent to which the above statement is valid and reasons for differences between India and East Asian countries, such as China.
2) In your opinion, what are the steps that India should take to improve its performance in attracting IPNs?
3) What are the constraints that India faces in creating a better environment to attract IPNs?