If literature on social embeddedness shows that economic behaviour involves external forms of morality (norms, rules, rights and customs. . .), this article suggests how internal forms of morality (moral sentiments, emotions and feelings) and different structures are also significant, individuals evaluating their own behaviour and that of others in terms of ethical values. For this, B. Sanghera and A. Ilyasov have endeavoured to demonstrate that, despite the de-structuring transformations of the independence period in Kyrgyzstan, moral emotions and commitments are cultivated within reputable professional organisations and strong professional networks, allowing for re-professionalisation to take place, even if with yet limited impact.