publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Ethnic pluralism, immigration and entrepreneurship

Mickiewicz, T; Hart, M; Nyakudya, FW; Theodorakopoulos, N;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
This paper considers the effects of immigration and ethnicity on entrepreneurship, distinguishing between the individual traits and the environmental characteristics. It looks beyond the resource-opportunity framework and occupational choice: culture and values matter. Yet, instead of assigning the latter to specific ethnic features, they are related here to both immigration and to the social environment defined by the share of immigrants, and by ethnic diversity. Empirical evidence provided in this paper is based on Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) UK data, 2003–13. Having more immigrants in the locality enhances entrepreneurship. With an increase in ethni...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Sociology, Plant Biology, Medicine, Science Policy, 69999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified, 59999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Ethnic pluralism, immigration and entrepreneurship

Mickiewicz, T; Hart, M; Nyakudya, FW; Theodorakopoulos, N;