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CASE STUDIES OF IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURSHIP: MIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY (BOOK CHAPTER/PALGRAVE MACMILLAN)

Event: BOOK CHAPTER/PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
Categories: Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2022-06-17 Abstract Due: 2022-05-30

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DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT SCOPE AND CONTENT

This book is a collection of interesting cases on immigrant, migrant and refugee entrepreneurship in different contexts and from different angles. It provides an understanding of migration in entrepreneurship as a creation of a distinctive labour market that contributes to innovation and economic growth (Kloosterman et al., 2016). Migration as a socio-economic phenomenon has accelerated economic development and has improved the quality of life of citizens (Acosta et al., 2007; Adams 2006; Taylor et al., 2005) the competences, skillset and knowledge of labour force, with highly trained and skilled professionals who have created all those favourable conditions to encourage human capital investments (Stark & Wang, 2002). There has been an increasing interest in understanding the human migration, migrant entrepreneurship and the key migration drivers (Vershimina et al., 2021). Current research (Bates & Robb, 2014) highlights that immigrant entrepreneurs have diversified the scope of their activities and their businesses cater for the needs of a larger scale expanding outside of the ethnic status that they are affiliated with (Van-Sheers, 2010). Creativity, innovation and risk are integrated elements in an entrepreneurial action.

As it has been acknowledged by Dana (2007) immigrant entrepreneurial ventures involve a great deal of risks influenced by the ethnic dimension of migrant entrepreneurs alongside with other socio-cultural and economic factors. A great number of immigrant entrepreneurs have gained unique experiences and have been confronted with certain difficulties that the mass of the population has not experienced (Rahman et al., 2018). Common adversities that immigrant entrepreneurs are facing is the lack of knowledge in terms of operations of the host country market, they are dealing with unfair treatment, and they have to make double the effort to build on long term relationships with locals (Cooney & Flynn, 2008). According to Wauters and Lambrecht (2006) despite the attraction of entrepreneurship among migrants and immigrants, there has been limited interest for refugee entrepreneurship. This book seeks to include refugees to allow a new perspective on how the world looks at migrants from settled communities to new entrance which are often lumped together for political purposes. It also unravels the racial issues which affect the progression of migrants in terms of their livelihood and as entrepreneurs.

 

THEMES

1.      Theoretical perspectives of international migration in entrepreneurship
2.      Migrant entrepreneurs in world economy
3.      Gender, migration and enterprise
4.      Entrepreneurship migration in the European Union
5.      Family business and migration entrepreneurship
6.      Entrepreneurial refugees in the community/diaspora
7.      Political factors and migrant entrepreneurship development
8.      Migrant entrepreneurship, racism, discrimination, and xenophobia
9.      New ways of understanding migrant entrepreneurs
 

DEADLINES

Abstract Deadline

May 30th 2022                                                                PUBLISHER: Palgrave Macmillan*Palgrave is part of Springer Nature

Contact Person: Dr Eirini Daskalaki, daskalaki.eir@gmail.com

 

daskalaki.eir@gmail.com

Dr Eirini Daskalaki