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The hidden enterprise culture : entrepreneurship in the underground economy

Portraying how entrepreneurs often start out conducting some or all of their trade on an off-the-books basis and how many continue to do so once they become established, this book provides the first detailed account of the vast and ubiquitous hidden enterprise culture existing in the interstices of western economies. Until now, the role of the underground economy in enterprise creation, entrepreneurship and small business development has been largely ignored despite its widespread prevalence and importance
eBook, English, ©2006
Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, ©2006
1 online resource (xi, 263 pages) : illustrations
9781847201881, 9781283219457, 1847201881, 128321945X
The Hidden Enterprise Culture; Contents; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Studies of entrepreneurship: the omission of the underground economy; 3. Studies of the underground economy: the omission of entrepreneurship; 4. Estimating the size and growth of underground enterprise; 5. Portraits of underground enterprise; 6. Explaining the hidden enterprise culture; 7. The deterrence option; 9. The enabling option; 10. Helping enterprises start up in a legitimate manner; 11. Moving underground enterprise into the mainstream: supply-side initiatives