The Hidden Enterprise Culture: Entrepreneurship in the Underground Economy

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Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008 M01 1 - 288 pages
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This book will be an excellent primer for policy makers wishing to understand the nature and contradictory significance of the underground economy and needing to design suitably subtle policy responses to it. Roger Lee, Growth and Change The Hidden Enterp
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
the omission of the underground economy
15
the omission of entrepreneurship
29
4 Estimating the size and growth of underground enterprise
43
5 Portraits of underground enterprise
66
6 Explaining the hidden enterprise culture
92
7 The deterrence option
105
9 The enabling option
128
supplyside initiatives
156
demandside initiatives
166
towards high commitment societies
185
14 Coordinating government thought and action
196
15 Conclusions
213
Bibliography
220
Index
257
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10 Helping enterprises start up in a legitimate manner
139

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Page 4 - Source: Sunday Times 30 April 2000 THE BLACK ECONOMY The black economy involves the paid production and sale of goods and services that are unregistered by or hidden from the state for tax, social security and/or labour-law purposes but which are legal in all other aspects.
Page 222 - An Econometric Method of Estimating the 'Hidden Economy,' United Kingdom (1960-1984): Estimates and Tests.

About the author (2008)

Colin Williams is a senior lecturer in economic geography at Leicester University. Williams has written Consumer Services and Economic Development and Examining the Nature of Domestic Labor, and has contributed to the journals International Planning Studies, Local Government Policy Making and the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

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