In the liberalized economic policy regime, the corporate sector has been assigned a major role as the driver of growth and development process of the Indian economy, in particular the industrialization effort. This has resulted in a number of institutional changes, especially in the regulatory framework applicable to the sector. While the process is now more than one and a half decades old, studies that provide deep insights into the developments in the corporate sector and its interface with industrial and economic development are, however, relatively few. Keeping in view the need to encourage research and discussion on various aspects of the Indian corporate sector, the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) organized a National Conference in Delhi on March 27 and 28, 2009.
The papers presented includes the invited ones from senior scholars and professionals and those selected from the responses to open ‘Call for Papers’. The Conference Papers, based on a further review, would be brought out as an edited volume.