Authors: Teresa E. Dana
Addresses: Christchurch College of Education, Dovedale Avenue, P.O. Box 31 065, Christchurch 8030, New Zealand
Abstract: Begging has become a science, and many of its self-employed practitioners have developed entrepreneurial strategies to maximise their profits. While innocent tourists perceive a guilt which prompts them to give small change to those who appear in need, research by the author suggests that the long-term impact is a negative one. Some children are physically crippled by their parents, in order to receive more pity and money from tourists.
Keywords: begging; charity; entrepreneurship; poverty; charitable tourists; tourism.
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2004 Vol.4 No.5, pp.512 - 514
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