The objective of this study is to identify how evolving institutional regimes explain incremental innovation of craft exporters in emerging economies. Institutional regimes are sets of similarly featured rules, and the actors that produce and reproduce them.

The handicraft sector is an under-studied innovative growth industry in emerging economies. Innovations range from new product designs to new production processes and the application of new marketing technologies. These innovations are new to the sector, territory and/or firm, but generally not new to the world.

A.H.J. Helmsing (Bert)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)

Fransen, J. (2016, December 15). Crafting Innovations : the evolving institutional regimes of handicraft exporters in emerging economies. Retrieved from