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Jugar is improvisation

Kumar, Sunil (2014) Jugar is improvisation. LSE Research Festival 2014, The London School of Economics and Political Science, GBR. (Submitted)

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The Hindi word Jugar means improvisation or working with what one has. A recent ‘In Business’ programme on BBC Radio 4 by Peter Day explored how this term has found global resonance in the world of business and management. It has, however, been the bedrock of those working in micro-enterprises and the informal economy. Although it would be impossible for a customer to find the required part for her(his) car locks to be repaired from this photograph of the apparent chaos in which the parts are stocked and stored. However, s(he) can rest assured that someone in ‘New Babu Car Lock Repairs’ will either find her(him) the required part. If this fails, there is always the opportunity to use ‘jugar’ to ensure that the requested service has been fulfilled. Improvisation is an asset of the poor that urban asset-vulnerability frameworks have not recognised.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 09:12
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:18
Projects: LSE Research Festival 2014

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