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Legal Obedience in Small Business Owners ­- observations of attitudes and behaviours towards rules and regulations

Östlund, Robin Brkan LU (2016) MGTN59 20161
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
This research study aims to examine why small business owners comply with rules and regulations within their industries. The purpose is to obtain a deeper understanding of legal obedience amongst small business owners. More specifically, what extrinsic and intrinsic motivations makes small business owners comply with the laws. This study is exploratory and is based on five semi-­structured interviews with small business owners. The sectors covered are media production, beauty, hospitality and construction
services. The results indicate that legal obedience is linked to individual interests as well as social norms. Furthermore, this study also acknowledges the importance of public agency presence with regards to legal obedience as it... (More)
This research study aims to examine why small business owners comply with rules and regulations within their industries. The purpose is to obtain a deeper understanding of legal obedience amongst small business owners. More specifically, what extrinsic and intrinsic motivations makes small business owners comply with the laws. This study is exploratory and is based on five semi-­structured interviews with small business owners. The sectors covered are media production, beauty, hospitality and construction
services. The results indicate that legal obedience is linked to individual interests as well as social norms. Furthermore, this study also acknowledges the importance of public agency presence with regards to legal obedience as it appears to be an effective mechanism for compliance with the law. (Less)
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author
Östlund, Robin Brkan LU
supervisor
organization
course
MGTN59 20161
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Compliance, Legal Compliance, Legal Obedience, Normative model, Rationalist model, extrinsic, intrinsic motivations, Tax Compliance
language
English
id
8891770
date added to LUP
2016-10-24 12:01:21
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2016-10-24 12:01:21
@misc{8891770,
  abstract     = {This research study aims to examine why small business owners comply with rules and regulations within their industries. The purpose is to obtain a deeper understanding of legal obedience amongst small business owners. More specifically, what extrinsic and intrinsic motivations makes small business owners comply with the laws. This study is exploratory and is based on five semi-­structured interviews with small business owners. The sectors covered are media production, beauty, hospitality and construction
services. The results indicate that legal obedience is linked to individual interests as well as social norms. Furthermore, this study also acknowledges the importance of public agency presence with regards to legal obedience as it appears to be an effective mechanism for compliance with the law.},
  author       = {Östlund, Robin Brkan},
  keyword      = {Compliance,Legal Compliance,Legal Obedience,Normative model,Rationalist model,extrinsic,intrinsic motivations,Tax Compliance},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Legal Obedience in Small Business Owners ­- observations of attitudes and behaviours towards rules and regulations},
  year         = {2016},
}