India: Urban Niches of Small Enterprises

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2010-10-99-107

E. Bragina, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article deals with escalation of the in-migration tendency in contemporary India – the rural population transfer to cities and urbanization process particularities. The meaning of such socioeconomic phenomenon as small production and services forms conglomerate for the labor market balancing and economic stabilization in the country is examined. 

Keywords: India, urbanization, population growth, migration, seasonal work, production, Bollywood, city niches, proto-middle class, small enterprises strategies specifics 

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Bragina E. India: Urban Niches of Small Enterprises. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2010, no. 10, pp. 99-107.

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