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Building World Class Universities

The government's disinclination to engage with issues that are really holding back higher education in the country raises the suspicion that the sudden interest in creating world class universities is a form of tokenism. Indian Institute of Science, already India's best institution for science and technology, will be richer by Rs 100 crore, but the problems of the higher education sector will remain. It is up to the government to prove us wrong by taking some directed action to address the problems faced by higher education in India.

Technology Development in Developing Countries

role governments can play in enhancing technology intermediation. The case Technology Development studies of firms that have taken financial support under the HGT scheme and the table listing the projects approved so far in Developing Countries provide a welcome degree of transparency Global Business, Technology and Knowledge Sharing: Lessons for Developing Country Enterprises, by N S Siddharthan and Y S Rajan; Macmillan, New Delhi, 2002;

Product Development: Learning from 'Reva' Experience

The experience of designing, manufacturing and marketing 'Reva', a small budget electric car launched in a competitive market last year, offers insights into the changing environment for industrial entrepreneurship and some pointers for policy-makers. It is clear that to prompt industrial innovation, India needs to revitalise and create a network of small manufacturing companies that can produce to world standards of quality and, preferably, design components as well.

Prescription for 10 Per Cent Growth

The report on the Indian economy by the McKinsey Global Institute raises a number of issues and while many of them are not satisfactorily addressed, the report is noteworthy for putting the spotlight on some issues that need greater attention from Indian researchers and policy-makers.

TVS-Suzuki Split: Launch Pad for Global Leadership?

Suzuki's exit leaves behind what is perhaps India's most technology- and product-savvy two-wheeler capability and potentially the launching pad for global leadership in the two-wheeler industry. So, what next? TSL minus Suzuki has the challenges cut out for itself if it is to become the model for other Indian engineering companies.

Creating Successful New Products

Firms in emerging markets face unique problems in new product development such as limited purchasing power, high price sensitivity, limited design skills and experience, lack of qualified vendors and inappropriate engineering resources. This article discusses these problems and suggests questions for further research.

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