Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1993 (Revised March 2003)

India (A)

by Richard H.K. Vietor, Waleed J. Iskandar and Max L. Weston


Outlines India's import substitution strategy and its planned development process. The effects of the difficult political and social context on economic development are analyzed. The failure of the system to achieve sustainable growth and improvement leads to attempts at reforms which, along with worsening political and ethnic conflicts, lead to a crisis in 1991.

Keywords: Strategy; Ethnicity; Development Economics; Trade; Economic Growth; Policy; Government and Politics; India;


Vietor, Richard H.K., Waleed J. Iskandar, and Max L. Weston. "India (A)." Harvard Business School Case 793-112, February 1993. (Revised March 2003.)