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Special Economic Zones in India

Part of the series India Studies in Business and Economics pp 97-116

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Quality of the Business Environment: SEZs Versus DTA

  • Arpita MukherjeeAffiliated withIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations Email author 
  • , Parthapratim PalAffiliated withIndian Institute of Management
  • , Saubhik DebAffiliated withEconomist and Independent Consultant
  • , Subhobrota RayAffiliated withEconomist and Independent Consultant
  • , Tanu M. GoyalAffiliated withIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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Abstract

SEZs should be instrumental in creating a conducive and quality business environment. The success of SEZs would depend on their ability to attract units that are internationally competitive, which in turn would depend on the quality of infrastructure and the overall business environment that the SEZ provides. This chapter, based on a primary survey, assesses the quality of the business environment in SEZs and compares it with that in the DTA. The chapter makes broad recommendations to improve the quality of the business environment in SEZs for the long-term viability of SEZs in India.