In this paper I present an analysis of a mobile entrepreneur and his transnational economic activities in post-Soviet space. I argue that the space of informal economic activities of mobile entrepreneurs are structured by trust-networks in the sense Tilly (2005) uses it. In this context the concept of tirikchilik (an Uzbek term for ‘muddling through’ or survival) which defines the space of informal economic activities is important to decipher. Tirikchilik unifies various economic activities which vary from trade, service delivery, middleman services, administration and any kind of activity that generates some cash.
Research Article| February 26 2014
Mobile entrepreneurs in post-Soviet Central Asia
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2014) 47 (1): 105–114.
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Rano Turaeva; Mobile entrepreneurs in post-Soviet Central Asia. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 March 2014; 47 (1): 105–114. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2014.02.001
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