Markets as Governance Environments for Organizations at the Edge of Illegality: Insights From Social Network Analysis

  title={Markets as Governance Environments for Organizations at the Edge of Illegality: Insights From Social Network Analysis},
  author={Meltem Odabaş and Thomas J. Holt and Ronald L. Breiger},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1267 - 1288}
In the past two decades, researchers have examined the practices of online forums operating markets for the sale of stolen credit card data. Participants cannot rely on traditional legal system regulations in the event of disputes between buyers and sellers. Thus, this analysis focuses on two forms of monitoring within these forums: one based on an emergent social network of transactions among community members (second-party monitoring) and the other consisting of regulatory (third-party… 

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