(脇村孝平教授退任記念号) Corporate Enterprise and the Colonial Economy in India in the Early Twentieth Century : A Study of Calcutta and its Vast Surrounding Hinterlands

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Abstract

India saw the largest agglomeration of corporate enterprise in Asia on the eve of the Second World War. This article is a study of Calcutta and its hinterlands in the subcontinent's economic development, by investigating a large set of primary data of joint stock companies in colonial India. By so doing, the authors found that eastern India experienced a 'monocentric' pattern of agglomeration in terms of an all-India economic geography of joint stock companies, in which Calcutta took the lead as the commercial and industrial centres. It is also argued that these features grew out of India's strong involvement, to a more heightened degree, in inland trade and foreign trade during the British rule. Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping techniques is utilized to infer variations in urban growth, spatial structure, and economic development in eastern India and within Calcutta.

Journal

  • 大阪市立大学経済学会經濟學雜誌 = Journal of economics

    大阪市立大学経済学会經濟學雜誌 = Journal of economics 120(2), 57-78, 2020-03

    大阪市立大学経済学会

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120006849932
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00070116
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • ISSN
    0451-6281
  • NDL Article ID
    030504756
  • NDL Call No.
    Z3-194
  • Data Source
    NDL  IR 
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