Please use this persistent identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.24405/4358
Title: Lifting the Eyepatch
Subtitle: Business Models of Piracy
Authors: Stockfisch, Hans-Christian
Language: en
Keywords: Universitätsbibliographie;Evaluation 2019
Subject (DDC): DDC - Dewey Decimal Classification::300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie::330 Wirtschaft
Subject: Seeräuberei
Ökonomie der Piraterie
Kriminelle Geschäftsmodelle
Maritime Piracy
Economics of Piracy
East Africa
West Africa
Issue Date: 2019
Document Type: Thesis
Pages: XIII, 152 Blätter
Publisher Place: Hamburg
The purpose of this dissertation is to enable a better understanding of the professional piracy business by “lifting the eyepatch” of previous research approaches, which tackled the topic of maritime piracy with a one-eyed retrospective focus and by the self-imposed limitation of discounting pirates as desperate amateurs. To overcome this blind spot the illegal business models were approached from the perspective of a sophisticated criminal entrepreneur because this shift of view was believed to facilitate a more impartial examination of the underlying dynamics of piracy, providing further insights, which might have been overlooked in the past. Metaphorically speaking, in the course of this study, the applied methodology has been successfully revealing significant parts of the concealed treasure-map of piracy, which contains the “secret” core factors and processes determining the feasibility of the criminal businesses and thereby the ultimate rationale of the emergence of professional piracy per se.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): VWL, insb. Ökonomik des öffentlichen Sektors 
Advisor: Beckmann, Klaus Bertram 
Referee: Schinas, Orestis
Grantor: HSU Hamburg
Type of thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Exam date: 2019-04-15
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