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Migration, Minorities and Citizenship

Immigrant Businesses

The Economic, Political and Social Environment

Editors: Rath, J. (Ed.)

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In the past few years, a considerable number of immigrants have established their own businesses. In doing so, they have contributed in many ways to the economic development of American and European metropolitan areas. Some businesses have been incorporated into the mainstream, while others have stayed on the economic fringes and got engaged in the informal economy. The starting point of this book is that a proper understanding of these businesses is served by focusing on the embeddedness of immigrant businesses in their economic, politico-institutional and social environments from a multi-disciplinary perspective rather than confining the attention to ethnic-cultural or economic sociological aspects only.

About the authors

JAN RATH is Senior Researcher and Project Manager in the interfaculty Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam. He received his MA degree in cultural anthropology and urban studies and a PhD from Utrecht University. He is the founding and managing editor of the Dutch quarterly journal Migrantenstudies. He is author of numerous articles, book chapters and reports on the sociology, politics and economics of post-migratory processes, amongst others Minorisation: The Social Construction of 'Ethnic Minorities', and co-editor of the book Immigrant Self-Employment in the Netherlands. He and Robert Kloosterman are co-founders of an International Network on Immigrant Entrepreneurship.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Immigrant Businesses and their Economic, Politico-Institutional and Social Environment

    Pages 1-19

    Rath, Jan

  • Regionalisation in a Globalising World: The Emergence of Clothing Sweatshops in the European Union

    Pages 20-36

    Raes, Stephan

  • Market Potential as a Decisive Influence on the Performance of Ethnic Minority Business

    Pages 37-53

    Jones, Trevor (et al.)

  • Location Matters: Ethnic Entrepreneurs and the Spatial Context

    Pages 54-69

    Rekers, Ans (et al.)

  • Small Firm Financial Contracting and Immigrant Entrepreneurship

    Pages 70-89

    Watson, Robert (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immigrant Businesses
Book Subtitle
The Economic, Political and Social Environment
Editors
  • J. Rath
Series Title
Migration, Minorities and Citizenship
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-0533-8
DOI
10.1057/9781403905338
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-68314-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 231
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