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Author Khayesi, Meleckidzedeck, author

Title Informal public transport in practice : matatu entrepreneurship / by Meleckidzedeck Khayesi (Transport Researcher, Geneva, Switzerland), Frederick Muyia Nafukho (Texas A & M University, USA) and Joyce Kemuma (Dalarna University, Sweden)
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Transport and society
Transport and society.
Contents Preface -- What is in a name? -- Peeling off the layers of the matatu entrepreneurship -- The roots, branching and subsequent exploitation of matatu entrepreneurial opportunity -- Weaving through the emerging and changing national political landscape, 2002-2013 -- Matatu entrepreneurship performance -- The logic of practice of matatu entrepreneurship as a self-organizing sector -- Violence, crime and safety -- The matatu industry as part of entrepreneurial efforts in Kenya -- Matatu entrepreneurship as a learning experience -- Matatu entrepreneurship: so what?
Summary "Transport discourse often concentrates on what is missing from transport policy and practice in developing countries vis-à-vis high-income countries rather than articulating local creativity in responding to transport needs as revealed in informal public transport modes such as matatu, motorcycle, bicycle and animal transport. This book helps to correct some of the tendency of inadequate contextualization of knowledge, technology and practice learning and transfer from one setting to another in transport and other development programs. While countries such as Kenya have ambitions to develop their transport systems to fit into the globalized transport system, they also need to plan transport for ordinary life in both urban and rural areas"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bus lines -- Kenya.
Local transit -- Kenya.
Paratransit services -- Kenya.
Urban transportation -- Kenya.
Form Electronic book
Author Kemuma, Joyce, author
Nafukho, Fredrick Muyia, author
ISBN 1317116852
140944693X (electronic bk.)
9781409446934 (electronic bk.)