Competitiveness of Indian dry ports and the impacts of government policies: The dualistic approach of policy-makers

Koi Yu Adolf Ng, Girish Chandrakant Gujar

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Abstract

Rapid economic growth in India demanded high quality logistical services, implying that dry ports, often characterized by inefficiency, would play pivotal roles. While the Indian government attempted to address this problem by introducing foreign private participation, at the same time, it had to uphold its social-democratic tradition where local operators and their interests should not be edged out by external competition. It is the endeavour of this paper to investigate how the Indian government had attempted to resolve these contradictory issues and provided insight on how political influences can shape an industry's competitive structure, especially in developing countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA 2008 - Trade-Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs
Subtitle of host publicationTrends and Future Development
Pages190-203
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventInternational Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA 2008 - Trade-Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs: Trends and Future Development - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 25 May 200828 May 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA 2008 - Trade-Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs: Trends and Future Development
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period25/05/0828/05/08

Keywords

  • Competitiveness
  • Dry port
  • Dualistic policies
  • Government
  • India

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation

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