PCMA Journal of Business SAMPLE ARTICLE Globalization and Its Impact on Small Scale Industries in India Vol.
1, No. 2 (June, 2009) pp. 135-146 ISSN 0974-9977 Sonia, Research Fellow, Department of Commerce, Punjabi University, Patiala(Punjab). Dr. Rajeev Kansal, Reader, Department of Commerce, Punjabi University, Patiala(Punjab).
ABSTRACT Globalization refers to the process of integration of the world into one huge market. It provides several things to several people with removal of all trade barriers among countries.Globalization happens through three channels: trade in goods & services, movement of capital and flow of finance. Globalization in India is generally taken to mean ‘integrating’ the economy of the country with the world economy. The real thrust to the globalization process was provided by the new economic policy introduced by the Government of India in July 1991 at the behest of the IMF and the World Bank. Globalization has led to an ‘Unequal Competition’- a competition between ‘giant MNC’s and dwarf Indian enterprises’.The small scale sector is a vital constituent of overall industrial sector of the country. The small scale sector forms a dominant part of Indian industry and contributing to a significant proportion of production, exports and employment.
Therefore, the present study analyzes the impact of globalization on Indian Small Scale Industries. The main theme of the paper is to evaluate the performance of SSI, before and after liberalization and compare them with average annual growth rates, to know the impact of Globalization on the performance of SSI.The period of the study is 1973- 2007 and based on secondary information. Keywords:- Globalization, Small Scale Industries, Exponential Growth, Production, No. of Units, Export and Employment. INTRODUCTION Globalization signifies a process of internationalization plus liberalization, in which the world has become a small village due to the concept of globalization. The competition has become intense in every field.
Nations fight with game plan to sustain their economy, by introducing . 135 Article in association with Publishing India Group www. publishingindia. comPCMA Journal of Business new policies and announcing incentives to support mainly their economic- indicators.
After the world economy was open to attack, the Indian economy has initiate to concentrate on the development of small industrial base, which had contribute positively to the India’s GDP; India’s GDP growth is better than other developing countries with the developed small industrial sector. In order to impart more vitality and growth to small scale sector, a separate policy statement has been announced for small, tiny and village enterprises on 6th August, 1991.This policy statement was a leap-forward because it was the first time that Government had issued a separate policy statement for the small and decentralized sector. In the past, small scale sector merited only two or three paragraphs in the more general industrial policy statements. The fact that Government considered it necessary to make a separate policy statement for small enterprises was a welcome recognition to the dynamic and vibrant nature of the sector. This policy statement proposed some path- breaking measures to mitigate the handicaps that were faced up by small enterprises in respect.Government of India introduced a large number of innovative promotional measures to uplift the growth of small scale sector. Major features of the Small Industrial policy of 1991: 1.
Emphasis to shift from cheap credit to adequate credit. 2. Equity participation by other undertakings (both domestic and foreign) upto 24 percent. 3. Introducing of factoring services by banks. 4.
Marketing of mass consumption goods under common brand name. 5. Setting up of sub- contracting exchanges. 6. Establishment of technology development cell. 7.Opening of quality counselling and technology information centres.
8. New technology up gradation programmes. GLOBALIZATION For the purpose of the argument in this paper, as well as understanding some of the responses to globalization, it is important to define what mean by globalization. This is all the more crucial because even if we leave out the unambiguous supporters of globalization in its present form- those who hold that it is purely beneficial, and the benefits will ‘trickle down’ automatically to the poor- there are still widely differing conceptions of this process.Those who either oppose globalization, or are anxious about its potentially detrimental effects on employment and poverty, encompass a wide political spectrum.
The extreme right oppose it from the standpoint of economic and cultural nationalism, and liberals might deplore the loss of national sovereignty because it reduces the effectiveness of state intervention to regulate capital and labour, alleviate poverty and so forth. . 136 Article in association with Publishing India Group www.
publishingindia. com PCMA Journal of BusinessGlobalization is the process of integrating various economies of the world without creating any hindrances in the free flow of goods and services, technology, capital and even labour or human capital. The term globalization has, therefore, four parameters: 1. Reduction of trade barriers to permit free flow of goods and services among nation-states; 2. Creation of environment in which free flow of capital can take place among nation-stated; 3. Creation of environment, permitting free flow of technology; and 4.Last, but not the least, from the point of view of developing countries, creation of environment in which free movement of labour can take place in different countries of the world. SMALL SCALE INDUSTRY AND ITS IMPORTANCE Economic development of a country is directly related to the level of industrial growth.
The expansion of industrial sector leads to a greater utilization of natural resources, production of goods and services, creation of employment opportunities and improvement in the general standard of living.India has also been striving to develop the country’s industrial base over since independence. It has framed various policies aimed at development of industries in the public and private sectors. Special emphasis has been laid on small-scale industries. Smallscale industries play a key role in our planned development with its advantages of low investment, high potential for employment generation, diversification of the industrial base and dispersal of industries to rural and semi urban areas.
The small-scale industries sector has been appropriately give a strategic position in our planned economy towards the fulfilment of the socio economic objectives particularly in achieving equitable growth. P. N.
Dhar and H. F. Lydall in introduction to their book, “The Role of Small Enterprise in Indian Economic Development” have observed that ‘The promotion of small scale industries has been widely recommended as one of the most appropriate means of developing industry in over populated backward countries’.The definition of small scale sector is broadened from small-scale industries to small scale enterprises that include all business enterprises in the services sector which provide service to industrial sector in addition to small scale industries taking into account all these factors, at present, Reserve Bank of India uses an expanded definition of small scale industries which include:(i) Small scale industrial undertaking which are engaged in the manufacturing, processing and preservation of goods in which the investment in plant and machinery not to exceed Rs. 5crore.These would include units engaged in mining or quarrying servicing and repairing of machinery. (ii) Tiny enterprises whose investment in plant and machinery do not exceeds Rs.
25 lacs. (iii) Power looms. (iv) Traditional industries which require high . 137 Article in association with Publishing India Group www. publishingindia.
com PCMA Journal of Business workmanship and techniques and also village and household industries producing common goods of consumption predominantly by using simple tools. (v) The decentralized and informal sector like handlooms and handicrafts. vi) The industry related to services/ business enterprises. (vii) Food and agro-based industries. (viii) Software industry. The development of small scale industries is being given due importance by the Government in order to achieve the following objectives:1. To provide additional employment opportunities. 2.
To mobilise resources of capital and skill from various parts of the country. 3. To provide a more equitable distribution of national income. 4. To provide a helping hand to large industries and facilitate them in their work.NEED AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY Small Scale Industry in India has been confronted with an increasingly competitive environment due to: (i) liberalisation of the investment regime in the 1990s, favouring foreign direct investment at the international level, particularly in socialistic and developing countries; (ii) the formation of the World Trade Organisations (WTO) in 1995, forcing its member- countries (including India) to drastically scale down quantitative and nonquantitative restrictions on imports, and (iii) domestic economic reforms.The cumulative impact of all these developments is a remarkable transformation of the economic environment in which small industry operates, implying that the sector has no option but to ‘compete’. To compete in the international market, the Indian Government Announced a separate Industrial Policy for Small, Tiny and Village Industries on 6th August, 1991 and started some development programmes for the development of Small scale Sector.
The main objective of the present study is to analyze the impact of globalization on the growth of small scale industries.DATABASE AND METHODOLOGY In the present study an attempt has been made to analyze the impact of globalization on the growth of small scale industries. For this, the growth pattern and some aspects of productivity in SSI sector in India have been calculated. The study has been conducted with reference to the data related to Performance of Small Scale Industries in India. The SSI sector has been studied with the belief that they hold the largest share of Industrial Sector in India. The reference period for the analysis of the data has been taken from 1973-74 to 2006-07.The study period has been divided into two parts: pre liberalisation (1973-74 to 1989-90) and post liberalisation (1990-91 to 2006-07) to know the impact of globalization after liberalisation. For this, a comparative analysis of Average Annual Growth Rates for pre and post globalization periods has been carried out for key growth and performance parameters like .
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The study has been based on secondary information.The data for the study purpose has been taken mainly from ‘Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India’ published by Reserve Bank of India in Handbook of Statistics on Indian Economy. LIMITATION OF THE STUDY All the indicators related to the growth of small scale industries has been computed from 1973 to 2007, in this 1973- 74 to 1989-90 (17 years) are taken under pre- globalization period and 1990-91 to 2006-07 (17 years) are comes under post- globalization period. Means 17 – 17 years of performance of pre and post globalization has been compared.In this study there is only one limitation that in the case of exports we are able to compare 17- 16 years of pre and post respectively. Exports in 2006-07 are not available. REVIEW OF LITERATURE Various studies have been conducted from time to time in different states of India on different aspects of small-scale industries. The most of the studies are related to financial aspect, growth of small scale industries, entrepreneurship in SSIs, WTO regime and small scale industries and also related to small industry and globalization.
A review of imported studies is presented below: Mathew, M.C. (2004) highlighted the reason for panic in all India census report on smallscale industries. The study observed that the vibrancy and dynamical of the sector anticipated under an era of deregulation and de-reservation remaining largely unrealized. The study stated that the country needs a strong small and medium enterprises policy, which was closely linked to its international commitments. The study suggested that at the strategy level, there were need to be mechanism by which the demography of small and medium enterprises sector itself becomes a matter of public security.Rajyalakshmi, N.
(2004) reviewed the productivity awareness among SSI units in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh at micro level and explored small- s c a l e entrepreneurs, how they measured productivity in their units. The study based on primary data collected by using structured schedule through personal interviews. A sample of 200 SSI units has been selected for the study. The study found that Chemical units were more capital intensive and it was low in food and agro units.
Productivity awareness was not noticed in the SSI units.The study concluded that Success in small industry will be best achieved if the productivity culture will be clearly understood by all the employees. Subrahmanyabala, M. H. (2004) highlighted the impact of globalization and domestic reforms on small-scale industries sector. The study stated that small industry had suffered in terms of growth of units, employment, output and exports.
Researcher highlighted that the . 139 Article in association with Publishing India Group www. publishingindia.
com PCMA Journal of Business olicy changes had also thrown open new opportunities and markets for the small-scale industries sector. The author suggested that the focus must be turned to technology development and strengthening of financial infrastructure in order to make Indian small industry internationally competitive and contribute to national income and employment. Sudan, F. K. (2005) described the challenges in Micro and Small Scale Enterprises Development and policy issues by arising different questions related to Micro and Small Enterprises.The study explained the meaning, advantages, problems and policy options of MSE sector.
The study concluded that all the policies which were opted by GOI were the efforts to form a dynamic MSE sector and a diversified economy providing expanded employment opportunities to absorb all new labour force and offer exciting career opportunities. Rathod, C. B. (2007) described the importance of small scale industrial sector and also the contribution of Indian small scale entrepreneurs in world economy. The main objective of the study was to study the growth and attern of the SSI sector and identify the reasons for success/ failures, to evaluate the impact of globalization on SSIs and export opportunity, to identify the barriers and constraints that SSIs were facing to cope with globalization. The study analysed that SSI sector in India has been exhibiting a striking export performance; export had grown up to double digit from the last ten years. The study concluded that both opportunities and challenges were raised as the impact of globalization on Indian Industry as a whole and the small scale sector in particular.
The study found that a major portion of our exports would have to gear up to the new era of boundary less economy. The study has suggested that there was need for simplified legal and regulatory framework, good governance, sufficient and accessible finance, suitable infrastructure and competitive environment. GROWTH OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES IN INDIA: PRE AND POST GLOBALIZATION The small scale industries play a significant role in boosting the overall economic growth of an economy.The small scale industries set- up by the entrepreneurs in different states and Union Territories of India have contributed to the increased shares in overall production, fixed investment, exports, Employment and capacity Utilization of SSI Units, etc. The importance of SSI sector in providing large scale employment is of paramount importance. The policy framework right from the first plan has highlighted the need for the development of SSI sector keeping in view its strategic importance in the overall economic development of India.
The impact of Industrial liberalisation and deregulatory policies on the growth of small scale industries has been captured by computing and subsequently comparing the growth rates between pre and post globalization period. In this section, the overall performance of SSI . 140 Article in association with Publishing India Group www. publishingindia. com PCMA Journal of Business sector has been examined in depth on the basis of the different parameters such as number of units, production, employment and exports.
NUMBER OF SSI UNITS The working number of units in small scale sector in Pre and Post Globalization Period in India is show in the following table: Table No. 1 Year Units % Increase to prev. year 19. 05 10. 00 7.
27 13. 56 8. 96 10.
96 7. 41 10. 34 10. 42 9.
43 6. 90 8. 87 8. 15 8. 22 8. 23 6.
43 Year (Units = Million Nos. ) Units % Increase to prev. year 6. 79 273. 08 7. 06 3.
98 7. 35 4. 11 7. 65 4. 08 7.
96 4. 05 8. 28 4.
02 8. 62 4. 11 8. 97 4.
06 9. 34 4. 12 9. 72 4. 07 10. 11 4. 01 10. 52 4.
06 10. 95 4. 09 11. 40 4. 11 11.
86 4. 4 12. 34 4. 05 12. 84 4. 05 4. 07 1973-74 0. 42 1990-91 1974-75 0.
50 1991-92 1975-76 0. 55 1992-93 1976-77 0. 59 1993-94 1977-78 0. 67 1994-95 1978-79 0. 73 1995-96 1979-80 0. 81 1996-97 1980-81 0. 87 1997-98 1981-82 0.
96 1998-99 1982-83 1. 06 1999-00 1983-84 1. 16 2000-01 1984-85 1. 24 2001-02 1985-86 1. 35 2002-03 1986-87 1. 46 2003-04 1987-88 1. 58 2004-05 1988-89 1. 71 2005-06 1989-90 1.
82 2006-07 AAGR 9. 36 AAGR Source: Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, GOI. AAGR= Annual Average Growth Rate or Exponential Growth Rate.Analysis: It is cleared from the above table that the Annual Average Growth Rate of number of units in the pre- liberalisation period, from 1973-74 to 1989-90 was 9. 36 percent and in post- liberalisation it was 4. 07 percent. In pre- liberalised period, the yearly growth rate was higher than average growth rate in the initial years and from 1984-85 to 1989-90; the yearly .
141 Article in association with Publishing India Group www. publishingindia. com PCMA Journal of Business growth rate was less than average growth rate. In 1989-90, the yearly growth rate was least in the pre- liberalisation period.In the post- liberalisation period, in 1990-91 it was very high and after that it was fluctuate between 3. 98 percent and 4. 12 percent.
Most of the time, the yearly growth rate was less than average growth rate. In 1999-00 the yearly growth rate and average growth rate was same. The numbers of units were increasing in the study period but the average and yearly growth rate was higher in pre- liberalised period than post liberalised period. PRODUCTION Table no.
2 provides the information about the growth of Small Scale Sector on production front during the period of 1973-74 to 2006-07.Table No. 2 (Production= Crores) Year Production % Increase to Year Production % Increase (current prev. year (current to prev. year Prices) Prices) 1973-74 7200 1990-91 78802 -40.
44 1974-75 9200 27. 78 1991-92 80615 2. 30 1975-76 11000 19.
57 1992-93 84413 4. 71 1976-77 12400 12. 73 1993-94 98796 17. 04 1977-78 14300 15. 32 1994-95 122154 23. 64 1978-79 15800 10.
49 1995-96 147712 20. 92 1979-80 21600 36. 71 1996-97 167805 13. 60 1980-81 28100 30. 09 1997-98 187217 11. 57 1981-82 32600 16.
01 1998-99 210454 12. 41 1982-83 35000 7. 36 1999-00 233760 11. 07 1983-84 41600 18.
6 2000-01 261297 11. 78 1984-85 50500 21. 39 2001-02 282270 8.
03 1985-86 61200 21. 19 2002-03 314850 11. 54 1986-87 72300 18.
14 2003-04 364547 15. 78 1987-88 87300 20. 75 2004-05 429796 17. 90 1988-89 106400 21. 88 2005-06 497842 15. 83 1989-90 132300 24. 34 2006-07 585112 17.
53 AAGR 19. 45 AAGR 13. 57 Source: Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, GOI.
. 142 Article in association with Publishing India Group www. publishingindia. com PCMA Journal of Business AAGR= Annual Average Growth Rate or Exponential Growth Rate. Since 2001-02, Production figures are at 2001-02 prices.Analysis: It is cleared from the above table that the Annual Average Growth Rate of production in the pre- liberalisation period, from 1973-74 to 1989-90 was 19.
45 percent and in post- liberalisation it was 13. 57 percent. In pre- liberalised period, the yearly growth rate was decreasing in the initial years and from 1973-74 to 1978-79; the yearly growth rate was fluctuating from 1980-81 to 1983-84, after that it was shown increasing trend except in 198687. In the post- liberalisation period, in 1990-91 the yearly growth rate was very low, it as negative and after that it was showed increasing trend from 1991-92 to 1994-95. The yearly growth rate was showing decreasing trend from 1995-96 to 2002-03 except in 1998-99 and 2001-02. Most of the time, the yearly growth rate was less than average growth rate.
The production was increasing in the study period but the average and yearly growth rate was higher in pre- liberalised period than post liberalised period. EMPLOYMENT In India, the major argument for promoting small scale sector is that the small enterprises provide avenues for gainful employment.The performance of small scale sector in creating employment opportunities is really a matter of great interest. The following table provides the information of small scale sector on the growth of employment: Table No. 3 Year Employment % Increase to prev. year 1. 76 13. 61 8.
50 8. 43 18. 15 5. 02 5.
97 5. 63 5. 33 143 Year 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 . 3. 97 4. 04 4.
59 4. 98 5. 40 6.
38 6. 70 7. 10 7. 50 7. 90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 (Employment= Million Nos. Employment % Increase to prev.
year 15. 83 32. 36 16. 60 4.
86 17. 48 5. 30 18. 26 4. 46 19. 14 4.
82 19. 79 3. 40 20. 59 4. 04 21. 32 3. 55 22.
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89 2001-02 25. 23 1985-86 9. 60 6. 67 2002-03 26. 37 1986-87 10.
14 5. 63 2003-04 27. 53 1987-88 10. 70 5.
52 2004-05 28. 76 1988-89 11. 30 5. 61 2005-06 29.
99 1989-90 11. 96 5. 84 2006-07 31. 25 AAGR 7. 25 AAGR 4. 26 Source: Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, GOI.
AAGR= Annual Average Growth Rate or Exponential Growth Rate. 5. 15 4.
73 4. 52 4. 40 4. 47 4. 28 4. 20 Analysis: It is cleared from the above table that the Annual Average Growth Rate of employment in the pre- liberalisation period, from 1973-74 to 1989-90 was 7.
25 percent and in post- liberalisation it was 4. 26 percent. In pre- liberalised period, the yearly growth rate was more than average growth rate in the initial years and from 1973-74 to 1978-79; after that the yearly growth rate was too much decreased from 1978-79 to 1989-90, it was fluctuate between 5. 2 percent and 6.
89 percent. In the post- liberalisation period, in 1990-91 the yearly growth rate was very high than average growth rate. After that the yearly growth rate was fluctuated from 1991-92 to 2003-04. Most of the time, the yearly growth rate was less than average growth rate. In the last seven years, the annual growth rate was decreasing. The employment was increasing during the study period but the average and yearly growth rate was higher in pre- liberalised period than post liberalised period.
EXPORTS In the context of liberalization and globalization of Indian economy, the performance of small scale sector in the field of exports needs a closer look. The exports from small scale sector found to be higher from the total export. The exports of small scale sector are: Table No.
4 Year Exports % Increase to prev. year 25. 00 0 144 Year 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 . 400 500 500 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 (Exports= Million Nos. ) Exports % Increase to prev. Year 9664 27.
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com PCMA Journal of Business 976-77 800 60. 00 1993-94 25307 1977-78 800 0 1994-95 29068 1978-79 1100 37. 50 1995-96 36470 1979-80 1200 9.
09 1996-97 39248 1980-81 1600 33. 33 1997-98 44442 1981-82 2100 31. 25 1998-99 48979 1982-83 2000 -4. 76 1999-00 54200 1983-84 2200 10. 00 2000-01 69797 1984-85 2500 13.
64 2001-02 71244 1985-86 2800 12. 00 2002-03 86013 1986-87 3600 28. 57 2003-04 97644 1987-88 4400 22. 22 2004-05 124417 1988-89 5500 25. 00 2005-06 150242 1989-90 7600 38.
18 2006-07 AAGR 18. 66 AAGR 17. 56 Source: Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, GOI.
AAGR= Annual Average Growth Rate or Exponential Growth Rate.Note: Exports information of 2006-07 is not available. 42. 30 14. 86 25. 46 7.
62 13. 23 10. 21 10. 66 28. 78 2. 07 20. 73 13. 52 27.
42 20. 76 – Analysis: It is cleared from the above table that the Annual Average Growth Rate of exports in the pre- liberalisation period, from 1973-74 to 1989-90 was 18. 66 percent and in postliberalisation it was 17. 56 percent. In pre- liberalised period, the yearly growth rate was too much fluctuating; it was sometimes very high than average growth rate.
In 1976-77, the yearly growth rate was 60 percent. It was highest during the pre- liberalisation. 978-79 to 1984-85 the AAGR was yearly increasing or decreasing, in 1982-83 it was on the lowest peak and showed negative trend. After this from 1985-86 to 1989-90, the yearly growth rate was increasing and reached at 38. 18 percent.
In the post- liberalisation period, from 1990-91 the yearly growth rate was changed its trend yearly, in one year its trend was increasing and than next subsequent year the trend was decreasing. It was least in 2001-02 and highest in 199192. The exports were increasing during the study period but the average and yearly growth rate was higher in pre- liberalised period than post liberalised period.CONCLUSION AND FINDINGS In this study, an attempt has been made to analyze the impact of globalization on the growth of small scale industries.
The comparative analysis of growth pattern of key parameters between Pre- and Post – Globalization periods reveals that the “globalization” ha had a negative impact on the growth of small scale sector measured in terms of number of units, . 145 Article in association with Publishing India Group www. publishingindia.
com PCMA Journal of Business production, employment and exports.A fall in the rate of growth of number of units and employment generation in post liberalisation period is a matter of serious concern for the policy- makers and planners. The result showed that globalization is almost a complete failure on growth front. To conclude, we can say that the recent trend of growth of SSI sector showed the trust of Indian economy on globalization and liberalisation, which has failed to render a positive impact on the growth of Indian Small Scale Sector. No indicator shows the positive impact, in each case the average growth rate is less in post- globalization period than pre- globalization period.The main findings of the study are: 1.
In 1990-91, the growth of number of units is too much increased. It is increase from 6. 43 to 273. 08 percent. The units are increased from 1. 82 million to 6. 79 millions in numbers. 2.
The growth rate of production is decreased at a high rate in 1990-91; it showed the negative trend of growth and reached at -40. 44 percent growth rate of production. Because of open market outer country sold their product easily in our country at fewer prices which reduce the demand of country products and so that production had also affected. 3.
In the very first year of globalization the growth rate of employment has been increased which showed that after globalization employment opportunities were increased due to open market and liberalisation of establishing units in India by the outsiders which generate employment for our country. 4. The value of exports has increased after the globalization means Indian SSI sector more concentrate on sell their products in out of country to earn more and more income. 5. In 2005-06, the value of exports is too much increased and the growth rate of exports is highest in 199-92 due to subsequent change in Indian economy. 6.
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