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Budić, Ivana. (2016). Terorizam kao oblik socijalnog poduzetništva. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Bilandžić, Mirko].

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Terrorist organizations are increasingly associated with some form of social entrepreneurship. In order to ensure the survival of their organization, terrorists must acquire entrepreneurial skills and take over some business strategies. However, unlike traditional businesses, leaders of terrorist organizations are not focused on increasing profits but the public good of the community they represent. Even though profit increase is not their main goal, they have to operate with different stakeholders, the government, the army, non-governmental organisations, and even other criminal groups, because only through funding can they gain and maintain the support of the community for which they fight. Innovation is another requirement in order to sustain the ever changing conditions in which they operate. Case studies Hamas, the Irish Republican Army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam show in what ways these terrorist organizations act as social entrepreneurs and whom they work with in order to provide funds. Using their management skills, they use propaganda to attract human and financial capital. Being successful at addressing problems governments cannot solve, they impose as an alternative which can provide public good in fields where the government has failed to do so. The collected funds are used to finance its actions that represent actions for the public good to the communities they represent.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrorist organisations, social entrepreneurship, Hamas, IRA, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Bilandžić, Mirko
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 11:36
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016 11:36

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