AN INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE SHADOW ECONOMY AND RELIGIOUS ORIENTED ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN POLAND. A QUALITATIVE INQUIRY
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This paper explores whether Catholic organisations, understood as moral communities, may act as intermediary institutions of control between markets and the post-socialist Polish state in constraining shadow economy activities of religionists who professionally run small and medium-sized companies. The interview data show that religious control efficiency is determined by the integrative potential of the specific religious organisation with which the analysed entrepreneurs were associated. This study also shows that the intertwining of an otherworldly orientation and dense social capital implies numerous ambiguities, which may produce destabilising effects for companies’ organizational efficiency.
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