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dc.contributor.authorKnight, Daniel Martyn
dc.identifier.citationKnight , D M 2015 , ' Opportunism and diversification : entrepreneurship and livelihood strategies in uncertain times ' , Ethnos , vol. 80 , no. 1 , pp. 117-144 .
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dc.description.abstractAs economic crisis deepens across Europe people are forced to find innovative strategies to accommodate circumstances of chronic uncertainty. Even with a second multi-billion euro bailout package secured for Greece, the prospects of a sustainable recovery in the near future look bleak. However, crisis has also created dynamic spaces for entrepreneurial opportunism and diversification resulting in social mobility, relocation, shifts in livelihood strategy and a burgeoning informal economy. Although economic systems are currently undergoing radical reassessment, social demands such as competitive consumption remain. Opportunities for investment in renewable energy programmes, especially photovoltaics, are also pervasive. By considering cases of business opportunism and livelihood diversification in relation to Max Weber's concept of wertrational and notions of uncertainty, this article brings new perspectives to strategies of negotiating the worst economic crisis in living memory.
dc.rightsCopyright 2013 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.en
dc.subjectGreek crisisen
dc.subjectMax Weberen
dc.subjectDF Greeceen
dc.subjectGN Anthropologyen
dc.subjectArts and Humanities (miscellaneous)en
dc.titleOpportunism and diversification : entrepreneurship and livelihood strategies in uncertain timesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Social Anthropologyen
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