Vendor-Consumer Exchange Relationships in Rural Amazonia: Informal Credit and the Art of Collecting Payment

A fundamental assumption about credit-debt relationships holds that creditors always have legal power over debtors. This paper analyzes a unique situation in which customers can legally refrain from paying their creditors. To understand such reversal in the nature of credit/debt, we need to understand the cultural-social context of these relationships.



Citation:

Jessica Chelekis (2013) ,"Vendor-Consumer Exchange Relationships in Rural Amazonia: Informal Credit and the Art of Collecting Payment", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10, eds. Gert Cornelissen, Elena Reutskaja, and Ana Valenzuela, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 238-239.

Authors

Jessica Chelekis, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10 | 2013



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