Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurship The Continuous Rebirth of American Communities

ISBN-10: 0275965120

ISBN-13: 9780275965129

Edition: 2003

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This book is about the ways Americans develop business enterprise for community and individual economic stability. The emphasis is on immigrant and "minority" entrepreneurship, and it provides rich historical research as well as recent analyses of these issues. We learn that an analysis of the 1910 data reveal that black Americans were more likely than white Americans to be employers, and almost as likely as whites to be self-employed. We also learn that the immigrant experience includes unauthorized aliens, poverty, and the rise of vibrant business communities. While all immigrant groups contain those who are self-employed, when they do, the rate exceeds twice the figure for the domestic population and three times that of native-born "minorities." Within the context of America becoming more entrepreneurial during the last decades of the 20th century, the number of women-owned enterprises increased more than 57 percent between, for example, 1982 and 1987. Top scholars in the field of immigrant and "minority" entrepreneurship discuss data that concentrates on new venture development and how immigrants incubate their enterprises. Groups included are Chinese, Vietnamese, African-Americans, and Women.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Introduction
African American Entrepreneurship: The View from the 1910 Census
Black Entrepreneurs, 1970-1990: A Demographic Perspective
The Role of the Enclave Economy in Immigrant Adaptation and Community Building: The Case of New York's Chinatown
Building Community through Entrepreneurship: Lessons from the United States and Vietnam
Fitting In: The Arab American Entrepreneur
The Minority Community as a Natural Business Incubator
Women Entrepreneurs: An Explanatory Framework of Capital Types
New Approaches to Understanding the Gendered Economy: Self-Employed Women, Microcredit, and the Nonprofit Sector
Korean Rotating Credit Associations in Los Angeles
Index
About the Editors and Contributors
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