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Title: Riding the 'J' curve—tourism and successful transition in Estonia?
Authors: Worthington, Barry
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. Dundee Business School
Keywords: Anthropology - social science
Eastern European politics
Marxism & communism
Russia -the former Soviet Union & East European studies
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Francis & Taylor
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)Francis & Taylor, available from DOI : 10.1080/14631370120074894
Citation: Worthington, B. 2001. Riding the 'J' curve—tourism and successful transition in Estonia? Post-Communist Economies. 13(3) : pp.389 - 400. Available from : DOI : 10.1080/14631370120074894
Abstract: This article is concerned with the function of the service industries in the transition from a Soviet planned economy to a market-oriented Western type of economy. In particular, it will examine the role of the tourism industry in economic transition in Estonia between 1985 and 1995. The economics of transition have hitherto been largely viewed within the context of a macroeconomic orthodoxy—an orthodoxy which has made use of the 'success story' of the Estonian economy to underline the validity of its point of view. This contribution will offer an alternative view of a successful instance of transition from a microeconomic perspective, and will suggest that the service sector—including tourism—was perhaps the transition catalyst. A large part of the content is based on personal research conducted in Estonia in the period 1992, 1995 and 1996.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/360
ISSN: 1465-3958
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