Market-Supporting Institutions, Gild Organisations, and the Industrial Revolution: A Comparative View
This article investigates the conditions for the emergence of the agents of the Industrial Revolution by comparing the market-supporting institutions in pre-modern England and China. Market-supporting institutions in pre-modern England supported group mobility and expansion of laws, which permitted the forthcoming of new entrepreneurs critical for launching industrial ventures. By contrast, market-supporting institutions in pre-modern China, although supporting individual mobility, led to stable social stratification and stagnancy in law development, which did not provide appropriate conditions for the emergence of industrial entrepreneurs. © 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd and the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Australian Economic History Review
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Tan, Li, "Market-Supporting Institutions, Gild Organisations, and the Industrial Revolution: A Comparative View" (2013). Kean Publications. 2043.