The Efficiency and Productivity of Indian Pharmaceutical Companies: A Firm-Level Analysis
This book evaluates the performance of the Indian pharmaceutical industry, which plays an important role in economic development. It highlights the role the government has had in facilitating the growth of the industry from non-existence, before the 1970s, to being one of the largest pharmaceutical industries in the world today.
The text employs various useful techniques to provide an understanding of productivity and efficiency, such as data envelopment analysis, stochastic frontier analysis, the Malmquist Productivity Index and the Hicks-Moorsteen Productivity Index. The book will be useful to health administrators, students of public policy, and health economists with an interest in the pharmaceutical sector.
Aas Mohammad is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the Central University of Tamil Nadu, India. He has previously been a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Economics of the University of Hyderabad, India, and worked as a Research Consultant at the Institute of Economic Growth, India. His research interests lie in the pharmaceutical industry, foreign investment in pharmaceutical sector-related issues, and intellectual property rights.
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