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The Competitiveness Conundrum

Literature Review and Reflections Shekhar Chaudhuri Sougata Ray The concept of competitiveness has been studied by researchers from a variety of perspectives using different methodologies. Though there is a large volume of literature on the subject, there is a dearth of systematic reviews of the extant literature. This paper is an attempt in that direction. It presents a classificatory scheme using two dimensions level of analysis (nation, industry and firm) and types of variables used to explain competitiveness. The implicit and explicit research questions addressed and issues related to definition, measurement and sources of competitiveness at various levels are also discussed. It is suggested that given its complexity an eclectic approach combining different schools of thought and using multiple measurement schemes would be appropriate for doing research on competitiveness.

Learning by Doing-Technology Transfer to an Indian Manufacturing Firm

Technology Transfer to an Indian Manufacturing Firm Shekhar Chaudhuri Tushar K Moulik This paper presents an in-depth case study of technology transfer to an Indian manufacturing firm in the tractor industry and highlights the complexities arising as a result of the interaction of a number of factors both external to the firm as well as internal to it.

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