Comments on: Book review: Improvisational economies and a globalized building http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/07/book-review-improvisational-economies-and-a-globalized-building/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Thu, 31 May 2018 07:56:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 By: Kaiwen http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/07/book-review-improvisational-economies-and-a-globalized-building/comment-page-1/#comment-2659499 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 06:08:39 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4277#comment-2659499 I once interpreted for a Nigerian trader who exported cell phones directly from the PRC to Africa; he shipped them by container (and may have had to pay duties — or bribes — at Nigerian customs). One containerload of cell phones accounts for a LOT of luggage-loads.

Though I haven’t been to the Chungking market, I am also inclined to doubt Neuwirth’s estimate of up to 50% of phones coming through piecemeal that way. There are other African entrepreneurs (also at the individual or family level) working on a larger scale and from within the mainland.

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By: Henok http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/12/07/book-review-improvisational-economies-and-a-globalized-building/comment-page-1/#comment-2658917 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 20:59:14 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=4277#comment-2658917 Thanks Ethan.

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