Cluster dynamics and performance in traditional industries: critical review of lock, brassware and glassware industries in north India

Satyajit Majumdar and Nia Choi


The lock industry in Aligarh, metalware industry in Moradabad and glassware industry in Firozabad (all located in northern India) are traditional Indian industries initiated by craftsmen under royal sponsorship. One must look into the history of these industries to get a critical view on their present situation, especially the effects of major changes in industry structure. These industries formed clusters in the respective towns and cities. The chapter discusses the theoretical settings of how these industries were established and grew; it also analyzes the competitive ...

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