Throughout economic history of modern Indonesia, scholars and public policy makers consider disproportionately the role of local contexts in affecting clothing industrial sector. Local contexts were understood as either strongly embedded or disembedded in the economy respectively during the 1950s economic populism and the 2000s market oriented governance. Only recently, in line with the end of dogfight between mainstream economists and economic sociologists, the window begins to open for the proponents of new institutionalism to offer a balance account of (dis) embeddedness in the economy. As Indonesia begins to embark on democratic consolidation, policy makers should consider appropriately the local contexts in affecting the future development of clothing industry in various regions.
|Indonesian Social Science Review
|Published - 2010