Print ISSN: 1177-4541 On-Line ISSN: 1176-8592
Key-words: Transition, Central Asia, entrepreneurship
Central Asia. This study presents an overview about transition, emergence and nature
of entrepreneurship in a world’s region that displays amongst the most important energy
resources in gas and oil.
in Central Asia. For our study, the word “entrepreneurship” refers to the economic
which can be traced to the German ‘Unternehmung’ (literally: undertaking) and to the
French ‘entreprendre’ (literally: between taking).
This study is based on interviews conducted across Central Asia, and statistics unless
Republic of Kazakhstan is largely based on information obtained from: the Ministry of
Agriculture; the Ministry of Economics; the Ministry of Finance; the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs; the Ministry of Industry and Trade; and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The chapter
Kyrgyz Republic is largely based on information obtained from: the Ministry of
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in a refereed journal article about the Kyrgyz Republic
Republic of Tajikistan is based upon unpublished data provided by the Congress of
Republic of Turkmenistan is largely based on information obtained from: the Central
and Finance; the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations; the Ministry of Industry;
Turkmenbank; and Turkmenavia Airlines.
Republic of Uzbekistan is largely based on information obtained from: the Ministry
of Agriculture; the Ministry of Finance and Economy; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
2. Central Asian countries in transition