Title: Using transcendental phenomenology to explore the social jugaads of transacting money post demonetisation in India

Authors: Shaili Singh; Abhishek Sharma; Shirsendu Nandi

Addresses: Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, Management City, Southern bye pass, NH 10, Sunaria, Rohtak, Haryana, 124010, India ' Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, Management City, Southern bye pass, NH 10, Sunaria, Rohtak, Haryana, 124010, India ' Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, Management City, Southern bye pass, NH 10, Sunaria, Rohtak, Haryana, 124010, India

Abstract: The present study investigates the post effects of demonetisation that occurred in India on November 8, 2016, through the first-person point of view experience. The paper analyses individual and collective construction of social jugaad or innovative solutions that local people adopted for depositing and withdrawing the money alone or with the help of others. The region of study is a small tier-2 city of Rohtak, in the state of Haryana, which is in the proximity of the National Capital Region of the country. The study applies transcendental phenomenology to capture the essence of individual experiences and assess the universal meanings of the phenomenon. This research could be useful in understanding the possible ways in which people would react to such a step of the government and provides information for policymaking, aimed at addressing currency disposal behaviours.

Keywords: demonetisation; social jugaad; transcendental phenomenology; social policy; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2019.100306

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2019 Vol.18 No.4, pp.442 - 457

Available online: 20 Jun 2019 *

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