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Illegal entrepreneurialism as determinant of organised business crime maturity

Illegal entrepreneurialism as determinant of organised business crime maturity Based on the enterprise paradigm of organised crime, this paper presents the concept of criminal entrepreneurialism. A criminal organisation is perceived as a business enterprise based on illegal entrepreneurialism. Entrepreneurs are able to identify and explore business opportunities by applying their judgement in decision-making. This research suggests that entrepreneurialism influences the maturity of criminal organisations. A research model is developed in this paper, linking the extent of entrepreneurialism to the stage of growth in organised crime. At each stage, systems are used by criminals in different contexts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Business and Systems Research Inderscience Publishers

Illegal entrepreneurialism as determinant of organised business crime maturity

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
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ISSN
1751-200X
eISSN
1751-2018
DOI
10.1504/IJBSR.2009.026185
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Abstract

Based on the enterprise paradigm of organised crime, this paper presents the concept of criminal entrepreneurialism. A criminal organisation is perceived as a business enterprise based on illegal entrepreneurialism. Entrepreneurs are able to identify and explore business opportunities by applying their judgement in decision-making. This research suggests that entrepreneurialism influences the maturity of criminal organisations. A research model is developed in this paper, linking the extent of entrepreneurialism to the stage of growth in organised crime. At each stage, systems are used by criminals in different contexts.

Journal

International Journal of Business and Systems ResearchInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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