CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Understanding SEZs: A Historical Perspective. 3. SEZs: A Global Perspective. 4. Evolution of SEZ Policy in India. 5. Theoretical Perspectives: Towards a Better Understanding of SEZ Impact. 6. Strategizing of SEZs: Experience of China vis-à-vis Taiwan and South Korea. 7. Economic impact of SEZs: A Quantitative Assessment. 8. Economic Impact of SEZs: A Qualitative Analysis. 9. Impact of SEZs on Human Development: Empirical Evidence and Issues;. 10. Social Effects of SEZs: Emerging Issues. 11. Concluding Remarks and Future Prospects.
This book provides a comprehensive review of the evolution and performance of SEZs in India from a historical and comparative perspective. Critically reviewing India's policy, it analyses the economic rationale of SEZs and their impact on employment, trade, foreign exchange earnings, government revenue, and technology transfers.