PhD defence by Andrea Floridi

Firms navigating in the borderland between formality and informality
PhD student

Andrea Floridi

Thursday 9 Dec 2021, 16:00 - 18:00
PhD defence
Spoken Language
Aula B and Livestream
International Institute of Social Studies
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A limited number of people may attend this defence in-person.
If you would like to attend in-person, please register by completing the registration form at the bottom of this page.

The defence can also be followed LIVE via ISS livestream (see 'Watch the defence live' below)


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On 9 December, Andrea Floridi will defend his thesis 'Firms navigating in the borderland between formality and informality'

In this PhD thesis, Andrea Floridi carries out a systematic analysis of the effects of policies promoting the formalization of the informal economy and on the effects of fomalization on business performance.

He also outlines a new approach that goes beyond the formal/informal dichotomy, with a case study in three West Javanese cities.

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PhD defence Andrea Floridi

Doctoral Board


Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisors

Professor Mansoob Murshed
Dr Natascha Wagner
Dr Binyam Afewerk Demena

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Dr Teguh Dartanto, University of Indonesia
Professor Justin Webb, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr Ioana Alexandra Horodnic, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Professor Alex de Ruyter, Birmingham City University
Professor Peter Knorringa, ISS
Dr Georgina Gomez, ISS

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The ceremony will begin promptly at 16.00 hrs in the Auditorium of the ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague. The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the Aula during the first part of the ceremony.

Professors are invited to join the academic procession.

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