Entrepreneurial Activity and Civil War. Exploring the Mutual Determinants between Armed Conflict and the Private Sector

Ralf Juan Leiteritz, Angelika Rettberg, Carlo Nasi

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

As elsewhere, the Colombian private sector has been accused of promoting or profiting from violence in the country. However, the private sector’s role in the armed conflict and the impact of conflict on entrepreneurial activity vary, as reflected by differences in political activism, in peacebuilding strategies and in costs endured according to company size, sector, and region of operations. At the same time, accounts of regional variation in conflict intensity suggest that an understanding of the Colombian confrontation requires a subnational approach. This paper explores whether and how differences in regional armed...../
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2010

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