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NCJ Number: 238033 Find in a Library
Title: Theorising Illegal Rural Enterprise: Is Everyone At It?
Journal: International Journal of Rural Criminology  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:December 2011  Pages:40-62
Author(s): Gerard McElwee; Rob Smith; Peter Somerville
Date Published: December 2011
Page Count: 23
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article researches the nature of illegal rural entrepreneurship.
Abstract: Illegal entrepreneurship in the rural is under researched and scrutinized, yet it occupies a distinctive space in entrepreneurship practice in terms of how it is construed and how it is enacted. This is a theoretical paper which provides a conceptual framework for defining ‘ideal types’ of illegal rural enterprise activity in order to better frame the phenomenon. Four types of enterprise activity are provided which suggest how the activities of illegal entrepreneurship in the rural can be categorized. This article is valuable to researchers and policymakers in that the framework suggests diversity in illegal rural enterprises which can manifest differing motives and modes of operation. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crimes of opportunity; Criminal infiltration of business; Opportunity theory; Rural crime
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