Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 7(3), pp. 150 - 157
DOI: 10.13189/sa.2019.070305
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Industrial Relations at Crossroads: The Case of "Briefcase Professions" in Greece

Valia Aranitou 1,2,*, Charalampos Arachovas 2,3
1 Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Crete, Greece
2 Institute for Commerce and Services (IN.EM.Y.), Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE), Greece
3 Department of Economic and Regional Development, School of Economy and Public Administration, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece


This paper wishes to analyse the "Briefcase Professions" issue in Greece as an answer to the prolonged economic crisis and the unemployment derailment. It briefly summarizes the domestic macroeconomic developments presenting a few key figures, which actually triggered the emergence of this kind of economic behaviour, focuses on Undeclared Work and Self-employment in Greece, discusses the term "Briefcase Professions" and contributes to the dilemma of selecting the most appropriate way to face this new type of business activity.

Economic Crisis, Undeclared Work, Self-employment, Shadow Economy, "Briefcase Professions", Greece

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Valia Aranitou , Charalampos Arachovas . "Industrial Relations at Crossroads: The Case of "Briefcase Professions" in Greece." Sociology and Anthropology 7.3 (2019) 150 - 157. doi: 10.13189/sa.2019.070305.