India - A Global Manufacturing HUB

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Case Code : BREP010
Case Length : 14 Pages
Period : 1995-2004
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : -
Industry : Manufacturing
Countries : India

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Exhibit I: Relative Costs of Manufacturing
Exhibit II: Total Automobile Sales in India
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