Rethinking Institutions: Innovation and institutional change in India's informal economy*

@article{HarrissWhite2017RethinkingII,
  title={Rethinking Institutions: Innovation and institutional change in India's informal economy*},
  author={B. Harriss-White},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={51},
  pages={1727 - 1755}
}
Abstract India has the largest informal, unregistered economy in the world, infrastructurally backward, yet vital for both growth and livelihoods. In the first section of this article, five economic institutions that shape this economy are introduced: small firms, informality, non-metropolitan towns, innovation and innovation systems, and the state's regulative impact on the economy it does not directly regulate. In the second section, we trace the development of the commodity economy of a… Expand
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