International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part L (2015)
In search of effective argumentation for informal sector growth: The case of emerging bag producing industry and gems & jewellery industry in West Bengal
Sri Sukanta Saha
The present study is an effort to explore how spatial informal cluster industries ensure their growth. To reveal this, the concern of the present study is to detect the proximity of the set of factors that influence growth of the industries. To do this, two specific sites of two distinct informal industries in West Bengal have been selected, namely Belgharia Bag Producing industry in North 24 Paraganas and Sinthi Gems and Jewellery industry in North Kolkata. The study is confined to depict the fact that while a small spatial cluster of the respective industries is able to promote its growth. To analyze this in a theoretical argumentative frame, the analysis has included spatial dispersion and coherence of the two informal industrial activities within their respective regional economies. The uneven distribution of concentrated informal production units across space and time is incorporated in the study within the frame of the standard model approach in references to micro-level field studies conducted based upon purposive sampling. The study strongly attributes its literature support as derived from the classical and new economic geography school in the field of Location Economics, Regional Economics and Urban Economics. The study is confined to derive a comparative analysis of the two industries in the context of growth of the two regional industrial economies.
How to cite this article:
Sri Sukanta Saha. In search of effective argumentation for informal sector growth: The case of emerging bag producing industry and gems & jewellery industry in West Bengal. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 795-801.