Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (and Research Group for European Migration Problems)
International Migration vol:50 issue:6 pages:1-14
The authors studied the entrepreneurial culture among Albanian smugglers and traffickers using 43 Albanian judicial files in Belgium from 1995-2005. They analyse the niches that the "entrepreneurs" created as well as the way they invested profits. The authors also analyse the personal agency of the smuggled and trafficked clients, and practices that may help to explain the specific entrepreneurial culture. Short comparisons are made with other ethnic criminal groups engaged iu similar activities during the same period in Belgium.