Article — Advancing Ethnic Entrepreneurship Studies

Article — Advancing Ethnic Entrepreneurship Studies

Rath, J. & V. Schutjens (2019) ‘Advancing the Frontiers in Ethnic Entrepreneurship Studies’, in Special Issue on Urban Politics of Ethnic Entrepreneurship edited by A. Schmiz & T. Hernandez (eds), Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geografie, 110 (5): December 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/tesg.12398

The proliferation of ethnic entrepreneurship varies not only from country to country, but also from sector to sector, from city to city, and – within cities – from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. In evaluating the interrelationship of ethnic entrepreneurship and urban governance, we discuss three specific points: ethnic variety and varieties; spatial levels in opportunities and constraints; and urban governance and institutions. In analysing the literature and positioning the four special issue articles in a spatiality‐governance framework, we identify ‘roads less travelled’. Finally, we suggest scholars to move forward along five distinct pathways.

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