Of bad-seed, black-sheep and prodigal-sons: Profiling crime and enterprise in a small-business-community

Robert Smith

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Abstract

In small-business-communities trust is important inter/intra family particularly in relation to familial dynamics. Seldom is mistrust or distrust examined in an academic context. In business families “Black-Sheep” often rebel against familial expectations by engaging in criminal activity. This is important because entrepreneurs are eulogised by society and as an institution, family business is venerated. The very idea that small business owners would knowingly engage in crime is anathema. The paper aims to discuss these issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-62
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • Criminal-entrepreneurship
  • Organized crime
  • White collar crime
  • Ethnography
  • Research methods
  • Business crime

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