Critical attitude towards the theory of digital shadow economy: literature review and new foundations

Ligita Gasparėnienė, Rita Remeikienė, Romualdas Ginevičius, Arjan Skuka

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This article is aimed at the complement of the theory of traditional shadow economy with the definition, features and channels of digital shadow economy. The issue of digital shadow economy is indeed new and, considering it as a branch of traditional shadow economy, very young. According to the results of the national scientific project “Digital Shadow Economy” the definition of digital shadow economy has been developed; the distinctive features and the main channels of digital shadow economy have been identified. The position of consumers’ towards the phenomenon of digital shadow economy and consumers’ motives to buy products/services in digital shadow markets has been found out as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-172
JournalTerra economicus
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Digital shadow economy
  • Concept and features of digital shadow economy
  • Theory of digital shadow economy

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