Literature on corruption and international entrepreneurship posits that corruption is detrimental for entrepreneurship and for the economy of the host country. However, no literature addresses entrepreneurs who identify opportunities of profit, facilitated by corruption across national borders. While the literature often paints entrepreneurs, including international entrepreneurs, as honeybees whose entry is always beneficial to the home economy, in this paper by drawing on imprinting theory (Boeker, 1988; Kimberly, 1979; Stinchcombe, 1965), I suggest that they may be more akin to flies who are attracted to shadowy deals of questionable legality.
Asady, Ahmad Al
"THE HONEY BEE AND THE GREEN FLY: THE EFFECT OF CORRUPTION ON INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURS IN INFORMAL ECONOMIES (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 37
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol37/iss12/1