Ethnic minority enterprise: policy in practice.

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Ram, Monder ; Smallbone, David ; Baldock, Robert ; Ekanem, Ignatius U. ; CEEDR (Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research) (2001)
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Aims\ud This project reviews recent research on ethnic minorities in business, focusing in particular on implications for policy. The more specific objectives were to:\ud • Assess existing approaches towards supporting ethnic minority businesses\ud • Identify examples of ‘good practice’\ud • Map out a research and policy agenda\ud Methodology\ud The methodology involved the following elements:\ud • A review of studies of EMBs from academic sources and grey literature\ud • Telephone interviews with 53 separate Business Links to examine the scope and\ud dimensions of policies towards EMBs.\ud • Where examples of ‘good practice’ policies were identified in these initial interviews, a second interview was conducted with the individual best positioned\ud to describe the initiative. Fifteen such cases are presented in the report.
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    Thomas, H. and Krishnarayan, V. (1993) Local Authority assistance to ethnic minority-owned small firms: some recent survey evidence from Britain, Local Economy, 8, 261-7.

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