The costs of the Nokia Telecom SEZ in Chennai for the government and workers

The Nokia Special Economic Zone in the Suburb of south Indian city of Chennai has been celebrated as one of the main cases which prove that the Special Economic Zone policies have been successful. Nokia has been praised for providing investment, creating employment, building infrastructure, and for its export of mobile phones. As a trendsetter the company has also been seen as contributing to why other major telecom manufacturers like Motorola and Flextronics also came to Chennai. This report aims to show that the impressive private profits of Nokia come at a high price for the public.

The Nokia Special Economic Zone in the Suburb of south Indian city of Chennai has been celebrated as one of the main cases which prove that the Special Economic Zone policies have been successful. Nokia has been praised for providing investment, creating employment, building infrastructure, and for its export of mobile phones. As a trendsetter the company has also been seen as contributing to why other major telecom manufacturers like Motorola and Flextronics also came to Chennai. This report aims to show that the impressive private profits of Nokia come at a high price for the public.

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The Public Price of Success