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Global Street Economy and Micro Entrepreneurship Vol: 103

Simon Grima
University of Malta, Malta

Osman Sirkeci
Giresun University, Turkey

Kamuran Elbeyo─člu
Toros University, Turkey

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28 May 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
238 pages - 152 x 229mm
Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis
Throughout the history of capitalism, street economy has found a space in the failures and externalities of the open market economy, but it has been derided or ignored in the mainstream media and academy. However, street economies are a solution, not a problem: popping up as a spontaneous solution to the failures of capitalism, these economies are an opportunity to learn, explore and grow away from the mainstream. 

Even though discussion of street economy and vendors is on the rise in recent years, the subject is still dealt with on the basis of sectors, cities and countries, not on a global scale. With the increase in the volume, types and functions of street activities, is has become more appealing for the wider population by including a wide variety of sectors. The studies in this volume of Contemporary Studies in Economic and Financial Analysis investigate the causes and effects of new street-focused formations, such as NASVI in India, and SWG in ILO, established in response to the new legal regulation and organizational needs that have emerged with increasing employment volume in the street economy.  

For researchers and students of contemporary economics, interested in a global view on a rising industry, this is a key exploration of how micro businesses play on the global level.
Introduction; Kamuran Elbeyoğlu and Osman Sirkeci
Part I: Street Economy and Micro Entrepreneurship: Theoretical Approaches 
1. The Importance of Street Economy from Malta Perspective: Justyne Caruana 
2. Actors and Functions of Street Economy: Osmen Sirkeci and Ahmet Taner Kışlalı Caddesi 
3. Core Economy and Streets: Halim Kasım 
4. Street Economy from Economic, Political, Social and Ecological Perspectives; Shahnaz Rafique  
5. Towards an Integration of the Streets and Their Inhabitants; Kamuran Elbeyoğlu 
6. The Management of Street Economy; Kurtuluş Yılmaz Genç  
Part II: Implications of Street Economy 
7. Slightly Above the Syrian Refugees: Media Representation of Street Vendors in Turkey; Huriye Toker  
8. Micro Entrepreneurship is a Macro Step Taken for the Development of Democracy; Betül Karagöz Yerdelen and Işın Çetin 
9. The Importance of the Smart Manufacturing Design at 4.0 Industrial Vision in Street Economy; Merve Yildirim 
10. Rehabilitation of Children Working on the Street; Mustafa Sarı 
Part III: Street Economy Case Studies 
11. Organizing the Street Vendors in India: Issues, Challenges and Successes; Arbind Singh 
12. The Effects of Street Vendors on the Security and Social Life of the Afghanistan Economy; Abbas Karaağaçlı and Ahmet Taner Kışlalı Caddesi 
13. Education and Employment Among the Romani as a Social Category in the Spatial Use of Cities; Alper Yağlidere 
14. Wealth of Streets: Roma & Media; Semir Bolat 
15. Producer Women's Neighbourhood Markets; Sibel Gelbul  
16. The Story of Recycling Workers Association; Mehmet Göçer  
17. Effects and Importance of Green Logistics Towards Purchase Behaviors of Consumer in E-Commerce; Emine Kavas 
Part IV: Summing Up 
18. Dignifying of Self-Workers in Five Continents; Kamuran Elbeyoğlu and Osman Sirkeci 
19. Supplement: The Manifest of the Global Street Economy; Simon Grima, Kamuran Elbeyoğlu and Osman Sirkeci
Simon Grima Ph.D (Melit.), MSc (Lond), MSc (BCU), B.Com (Hons) (Melit.), FFA, FAIA (Acad), is the Head of the Insurance Department at the University of Malta, where he is also a Senior Lecturer. He served as the President of the Malta Association of Risk Management (MARM), is a Certified Risk Management Professional (FERMA) and is the chairman of the Scientific Education Committee of PRIMO. 

Osman Sirkeci is the founder of Global Street Economics Platform (GLOSEP) in Turkey and Self Workers Global (SWG). He is a qualified accountant, and served as the Head of Textilbank Germany, CB-Bank Cologne and Düisburg Branch. Since 2013, he has been developing and spreading his new approach to the Global Street Economy through national and international conferences and projects.  

Kamuran Elbeyoğlu is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Toros University, Turkey. She is the author of The Philosophy of Mind and Sören Kierkegaard (2010). She is a founder of the Global Street Economics Platform (GLOSEP). Her research lies in the philosophy of mind, social philosophy, existentialism and philosophical therapy.
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