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Criminal organizations as an inspiration source for Business Administration

Oude Aarninkhof, S. (2016) Criminal organizations as an inspiration source for Business Administration.

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Abstract:This paper examines if and what there is to learn for Business Administration scholars about criminal organizations to stimulate further research. This is done, by undertaking a cross-disciplinary research which makes use of a systematic literature review and the development of a framework structuring insights. The motive for the study is the article from (Goodman, 2011) which is an inspirational piece describing five lessons you could learn from criminal organizations. This paper deepens the idea of learning from criminal organizations and comes with a table based on Crime Science articles, this table is than converted to a framework describing the most interesting insights in criminal organizations for Business Administration scholars. The paper also includes an inspiration table describing inspiration found in the articles examined, and assessing if it is already studied or potentially new research material. There are new research questions found in this study, which opens up new areas to study for Business Administration scholars. In the framework ten subjects are described on the basis of insights in criminal organizations. These subjects are found using an inductive way and are the following; efficiency - structure and strategy – people - influence - financing and investments - risk - flexibility – innovations and entrepreneurship - allocation - supply chain. The insights and inspiration together do support the idea that Business Administration scholars can learn from criminal organizations and gives an outline in which areas.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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