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Economics | Performance of Pharmaceutical Companies in India - A Critical Analysis of Industrial Structure,

Performance of Pharmaceutical Companies in India

A Critical Analysis of Industrial Structure, Firm Specific Resources, and Emerging Strategies

Mazumdar, Mainak

2013, XVIII, 202 p.

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  • Provides source of important case studies for management courses
  • Provides technical details to analyse efficiency, productivity and related issues for any industrial sector
  • Provides a picture of policy dilemmas for emerging economies undergoing reforms

This book explains how government support and institutional set up facilitated the evolution of the Indian pharmaceutical industry and provides an economic analysis of firm strategies due to recent policy changes. The book is useful for researchers interested in understanding the transition of a lifeline sector for an emerging economy like India. Students of public policy, health administrators and health economists who are interested in the functioning of the pharmaceutical sector that produces life saving drugs in developing nations will find this book useful. The book also provides good coverage on data envelopment analysis (DEA), a useful technique for understanding productivity and efficiency. It can provide guidance to the research students on the applicability of DEA technique to address various research questions for analysis. The book will be a valuable addition to libraries in colleges of pharmacy and medicine as well as to all other academic and research centers.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » data envelopment analysis - local and global frontier - malmquist productivity - parallel trade - technical efficiency

Related subjects » Economics - Industrial Organization - Pharmacology & Toxicology - Public Health - Social Policy / Labor / Population Economics

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