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South Asian Survey

South Asian Survey

eISSN: 09730788 | ISSN: 09715231 | Current volume: 30 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually

South Asia has a long shared history and significant cultural similarity. The region is already positioned as a strong consumer market base with and consistent GDP growth rates, of 5-6%, over the past couple of decades. In terms of high demographic dividend, the region has the largest working-age population, and the milieu to foster entrepreneurship. Moreover, the institutions in the region can have ethnocentric proximity and reduced cultural distance, both conducive to investment and growth. Yet South Asia is one of the least integrated regions of the world in terms of conducive trade environment and policy space. South Asia’s intraregional trade as a share of total trade is the lowest in the world, at less than 2% of gross domestic product (GDP), compared to 40% for East Asia (World Development Report, 2007). Additionally, people to people connection as well as a cross-border investment is low owing to inter-regional conflicts leading to security hazards, and also infrastructure bottlenecks that render cross-border exchanges costly and therefore unattractive. There is a real need to promote integration by creating Regional value Chains (RVCs) in order to improve the region’s share in the global economy and overall growth and harmony.

South Asian Survey is a bi-annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal that serves as a forum to share fresh thinking and to debate on matters of national and regional concern to the countries of South Asia. It carries scholarly articles, contributions on policy advocacy, and well-researched articles. The journal is more than two decades old, and enjoys a wide subscription base among social scientists and policymakers.

World Development Report 2007 - Development and the Next Generation. The World Bank, Washington DC. Retrieved from

South Asian Survey (SAS) is a bi-annual refereed scholarly journal that provides a platform for research articles exhibiting an in-depth understanding of issues confronting the South Asian economy, history, culture, inter-regional trade, public policy, diplomacy, and contemporary business. The journal encourages scholarly research articles that engage in nuanced discussion of subjects, and bring together some fine thinking from South Asia and around the world on the social, cultural, economic, and political environments of life and livelihood in South Asia. SAS also encourages submissions that focus on social sector issues, insights from different industry segments, the impact of governance and public policy on business and bilateral trade decisions, and similar areas. A key agenda of the journal is to encourage interdisciplinary work that offers alternative outlooks on issues beyond disciplinary silos. SAS encourages conceptual as well as empirical research. The journal also carries book reviews of recently-published literature that fit the scope of the journal and accentuates the intellectual discussions to which this journal plays host.

SAS is indexed with, among others, J-gate, EBSCO, ICI, and ProQuest.

SAS is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). South Asian Survey is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at


Sriparna Basu FORE School of Management, India
Associate Editors
Ranjita Chakraborty Professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Bengal, India
Simarjeet Makkar Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, India
Shivani Sharma Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India
Editorial Board
Arindam Banik International Management Institute, New Delhi, India
Munim Kumar Barai Graduate School of Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, Japan
Rajat Ganguly Murdoch University, Australia
Rabi Narayan Kar University of Delhi, India
Mahendra P Lama Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Hemant Merchant University of South Florida, USA
Nalanda Roy Georgia Southern University, USA
Charan D Wadhva Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India
International Advisory Board
Badar Alam Iqbal University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Niaz Ahmed Khan University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Vivek Kumar Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Shamika Ravi Brookings Institution, USA
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