The Service Revolution in South Asia

The Service Revolution in South Asia

by Ejaz Ghani
     
 


South Asia's growth pattern, and India's growth in particular, has attracted global attention because of its success in service exports. The South Asian experience suggests that a service revolution-rapid growth and poverty reduction led by services-is now possible.

What is a service revolution? What has contributed to the globalization of services-technology,

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South Asia's growth pattern, and India's growth in particular, has attracted global attention because of its success in service exports. The South Asian experience suggests that a service revolution-rapid growth and poverty reduction led by services-is now possible.

What is a service revolution? What has contributed to the globalization of services-technology, trade, and transport-the 3Ts? Do services have spatial characteristics that differ from goods? Are services as dynamic as manufacturing? Can services be a driver of sustained growth, job creation, and poverty reduction? Why have some countries succeeded and others failed in taking advantage of the globalization of services? What kind of policies and institutions do developing countries need to benefit from services-led growth? This volume answers these questions, with a fresh perspective on growth in India and other South Asian countries.

The volume is divided into three sections: The first section examines the role of services in development and how it contributes to growth, job creation, and poverty reduction. The second section focuses on patterns of and developments in service exports. The third section explores what kind of infrastructure, policies, and institutions are necessary for a services-led growth. The focus is on education, telecommunication, and aviation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198065111
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations.
The Service Revolution in South Asia: An Overview;
Part I: Role of Service in Development;
1. Is Service-led Growth a Miracle for South Asia?;
2. The Role of the Service Sector in Economic Growth and Employment Generation in South Asia;
3. New Economic Geography, Services and South Asia; Part II: Service Exports
4. Software Production: Globalization and Its Implications for South Asia;
5. Migration and Remittances in South Asia; Part III: Infrastructure
6. Education and Growth of Services;
7. . South Asian Telecommunications Development and the Role of Regional Cooperation;
8. Air Transport Liberalization in South Asia: Impacts on Airline Performance, Logistics Performance, International Traffic Flows and Tourism

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