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From State-Owned Business to Private Business (Interview)
From State-Owned Business to Private Business (Interview)

Author(s): Gabriela Cristea
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Muzeul Ţăranului Român, Editura Martor
Keywords: (post)communism; transition; trade; (opening of the) borders; state-owned business; private business; retail market;

Summary/Abstract: I only started my business in 1993. I had acquired the notion that I ought to set up some kind of “private business”. Such a notion had previously been completely foreign to us. I had reached the conclusion that, as an engineer, there wasn’t much that I could still have achieved at the institute where I worked. Research had limited my options. After only three years it was obvious for anybody too see that research activities weren’t going anywhere in Romania. There were no money available for investments in the field and Romania had clearly become a retail marked for the rest of Europe! I watched how things went around me and I set off to do something other than research.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 128-131
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English