Managing Global Competitiveness in the Indian Industry: A Case of the Power Sector

IIMC Working Paper No. 396A-2001

14 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2007

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Ram Kumar Kakani

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA)

Rajesh Koduvayur Muthuswamy

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

Satish K. Sehgal

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

Date Written: January 2001

Abstract

This paper attempts to present an approach for global competitiveness by achieving sustainable corporate growth in the Indian power sector. Sustainable growth is the process through which managers ensure the long-term growth of their firm in its environment. Indian power sector is beset with a huge demand-supply gap and hence presents scope for endurable development for a firm with the right kind of attitude. Energy infrastructure policies that balance the demand and supply in the context of ecological concerns will have a critical impact on the development of the sector. A trade-off between the benefits of economies of scale, appropriate vertical integration and appropriate geographical coverage will determine the sustainable growth of enterprise. The firm will have to develop and/or acquire the desired characteristics for growth - like financing arrangements, strong asset base and effective external relations. While deciding on expansion, the firm will have to analyse the competition intensity and consider the important determinants for business responsiveness like resource optimisation, organisation effectiveness and feedback.

Keywords: Global Competitiveness, India, Power Sector, Sustainable Growth

JEL Classification: L94, N75, M10

Suggested Citation

Kakani, Ram Kumar and Koduvayur Muthuswamy, Rajesh and Sehgal, Satish K., Managing Global Competitiveness in the Indian Industry: A Case of the Power Sector (January 2001). IIMC Working Paper No. 396A-2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=954557 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.954557

Ram Kumar Kakani (Contact Author)

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) ( email )

Mussorie, Uttarakhand 248179
India

Rajesh Koduvayur Muthuswamy

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta

E-110, NTB
Joka, Diamond Harbour Road
Calcutta, West Bengal 700104
India

Satish K. Sehgal

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta ( email )

E-110, NTB
Joka, Diamond Harbour Road
Calcutta, West Bengal 700104
India

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