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Title: Economic Development, Institutions and Regional Context : A Study Of Uttarakhand State
Authors: Awasthi, Mansi
Keywords: School of Management and Labour Studies
Bino Paul
Employment and Wages _ Uttarakhand
Organised Manufacturing in Uttarakhand
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: The present research describes the nature of the process of economic change in the Uttarakhand state. In contrast to standard economic theory, the key to evolutionary change is the intentionality of the actors – choices and decisions – that are made in the light of those perceptions with the intent of producing outcomes by reducing uncertainties of organizations, manufacturing firms in this context - in pursuit of their goals. Uttarakhand’s growth, therefore, is for the most part of a conscious process of adoption of industrial policies to promote industrialisation in the narrow belt of the plain region of the state, shaped by the perceptions of the political and economic actors about the consequences of their actions. The emerging and evolving structure of industrial agglomerations witnessed in the last decade is an accumulation of policy reforms with the artefacts that have evolved as a part of this accumulation to alter the environment and consequently, resulted in formal and informal institutions – the key to explaining performance as well as framing conditions for regional growth. The research is a study about a sober understanding of this process of economic change, to account for the diverse performance of economies of past and present, over time by comprehending institutional arrangements in the state-economic interface. The research comprises data-to-data inquiry of the contribution of the manufacturing production system to regional development in Uttarakhand. Part one outlines the changes in the income estimates in the last one and half decades and different aspects of the labour market of the state. Part two gauges the relationship between productivity, technology and wage share, at the plant and industry level, as a key driving force for sustained economic growth and competitiveness by analysing unit records of the Annual Survey of Industries by creating a pooled database covering 2000-01 to 2013-14 and resorting to OLS and GLS regressions. In the empirical exploration, part three provides a deeper understanding of the nature and sources of cheek by jowl clustering of manufacturing firms at a plant level using primary survey carried out in Dehradun, Haridwar and Pantnagar by employing structural equation modeling. Besides the modeling, narratives were taken down to add weightage to the inferential analysis. The thesis seeks to comprehend the unfolding of events over time in the state, in stylized theoretical settings. Keywords: Institutions, Manufacturing Firms, Unit-level ASI, Industrial Agglomerations.
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