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Migrant entrepreneurship: reflections on research and practice

Migrant entrepreneurship: reflections on research and practice
Migrant entrepreneurship: reflections on research and practice
This article assesses recent developments in the research and practice of migrant entrepreneurship by examining the powerful contribution that the perspective of ‘mixed embeddedness’ has provided to this field. We identify key themes emerging from mixed embeddedness, particularly in relation to the role of the institutional and market contexts, and highlight areas that could strengthen the perspective, such as (1) the role of regulation, (2) the incorporation of racist exclusion and (3) gendered structures of migration and labour market processes, (4) market ghettoisation and (5) greater sensitivity to historical context. We also consider the extent to which growing interest among practitioners in supporting migrant enterprise has been influenced by developments in the academic domain.
0266-2426
1-16
Ram, Monder
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Jones, Trevor
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Villares-Varela, Maria
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Ram, Monder
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Jones, Trevor
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Villares-Varela, Maria
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Ram, Monder, Jones, Trevor and Villares-Varela, Maria (2016) Migrant entrepreneurship: reflections on research and practice. International Small Business Journal, 1-16. (doi:10.1177/0266242616678051).

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This article assesses recent developments in the research and practice of migrant entrepreneurship by examining the powerful contribution that the perspective of ‘mixed embeddedness’ has provided to this field. We identify key themes emerging from mixed embeddedness, particularly in relation to the role of the institutional and market contexts, and highlight areas that could strengthen the perspective, such as (1) the role of regulation, (2) the incorporation of racist exclusion and (3) gendered structures of migration and labour market processes, (4) market ghettoisation and (5) greater sensitivity to historical context. We also consider the extent to which growing interest among practitioners in supporting migrant enterprise has been influenced by developments in the academic domain.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 October 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 24 November 2016
Organisations: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

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Local EPrints ID: 403335
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/403335
ISSN: 0266-2426
PURE UUID: b745c7cd-0118-400d-a0af-9b37d86c1e94
ORCID for Maria Villares-Varela: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0137-7104

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Date deposited: 30 Nov 2016 10:24
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:13

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Author: Monder Ram
Author: Trevor Jones

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