Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it?
McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert; Sommerville, Peter
Illegal entrepreneurship in the rural is under researched and scrutinised, 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 categorised. This article is valuable to researchers and policy makers in that the framework suggests diversity in illegal rural enterprises which can manifest differing motives and modes of operation.
MCELWEE, G., SMITH, R. and SOMERVILLE, P. 2011. Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it? International journal of rural criminology [online], 1(1), pages 40-62. Available: https://kb.osu.edu/bitstream/handle/1811/51127/IJRC_mcelwee_vol1-issue1_pp40-62.pdf
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 31, 2011|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 31, 2011|
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2011|
|Deposit Date||Sep 4, 2012|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 4, 2012|
|Journal||International journal of rural criminology|
|Publisher||Ohio State University Libraries|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Illegal rural entrepreneurs; Opportunity entrepreneurs; Rural economy; Value adding/value extracting entrepreneurship|
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