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Organized Crime

Curtis J. Milhaupt and Mark D. West

in Economic Organizations and Corporate Governance in Japan

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780199272112
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601316 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199272115.003.0006
Organized Crime

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Examines the problem of organized crime. Shows how Japan's institutional environment for economic activity—specifically gaps between legal rights ‘on the books’ and the state's ability to enforce those rights in practice—have provided incentives for entrepreneurship on the dark side of society. Japanese organized crime syndicates, like other actors in the economy, respond to the rules of the game.

Keywords: economic institutions; enforcement; entrepreneurship; Japan; legal rights; organized crime; syndicates

Chapter.  15709 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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