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Refugee Entrepreneurship

A Case-based Topography

  • Sibylle Heilbrunn
  • Jörg Freiling
  • Aki Harima

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Sibylle Heilbrunn, Rosa Lisa Iannone
    Pages 1-25
  3. Aki Harima, Manal Haimour, Jörg Freiling
    Pages 27-37
  4. Carina Hartmann, Katharina Schilling
    Pages 39-53
  5. Sibylle Heilbrunn, Anna Rosenfeld
    Pages 101-113
  6. Bamrot Yekoye Abebe, Petra Moog
    Pages 115-125
  7. Jane Ruparanganda, Edouard Ndjamba Ndjoku, Ram Vemuri
    Pages 127-140
  8. Rosa Lisa Iannone
    Pages 141-161
  9. Adnane Maalaoui, Myriam Razgallah, Salomé Picard, Séverine Leloarne-Lemaire
    Pages 163-173
  10. Dilek Zamantılı Nayır
    Pages 175-194
  11. Humera Manzoor, Mehboob ur Rashid, Cherry W. M. Cheung, Caleb Kwong
    Pages 195-205
  12. Ramo Palalić, Léo-Paul Dana, Veland Ramadani
    Pages 207-219
  13. Jörg Freiling, Aki Harima
    Pages 255-277
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 279-282

About this book


Through a global series of case studies, this pioneering book delves into refugee entrepreneurship - a major economic, political and social issue emerging as a top priority. Stories from Australia, Germany, Pakistan and many other countries, highlight the obstacles facing refugees as they try to integrate and set up businesses in their new countries. Engaging contributions set the stage for a cross-analysis of the particularities and limitations faced by refugee entrepreneurs, culminating in an extended discussion about the future implications of refugee entrepreneurship for theory, policy and practice. This interdisciplinary book explores the motivations and drivers of refugee entrepreneurship, making it an insightful read not only for those engaged in entrepreneurship, but also for those interested in migration studies from a variety of academic disciplines.


case studies entrepreneurs refugee policy Middle East social enterprise policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Sibylle Heilbrunn
    • 1
  • Jörg Freiling
    • 2
  • Aki Harima
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Social Sciences and HumanitiesKinneret College on the Sea of GalileeZemach, Sea of GalileeIsrael
  2. 2.LEMEXUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.LEMEXUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

About the editors

Sibylle Heilbrunn is Professor of Organisational Sociology and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel. She was visiting professor at the University of Bremen, Germany, and currently holds a research fellowship at the Institute for Research of the Kibbutz at Haifa University. Additionally, she is an editorial board member of international journals in the field of management and entrepreneurship.

Jörg Freiling is Full Professor and Head of the Chair in Small Business & Entrepreneurship (LEMEX) at the University of Bremen, Germany. Jörg is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics at the University of Bremen. He is also co-organiser of the International Conferences on MDE and other entrepreneurship conferences in Europe. Additionally, he is an editor and editorial board member of many international journals.

Aki Harima is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (LEMEX) at the University of Bremen, Germany. She has been a visiting scholar at a number of international universities. Aki co-organises the International Conferences on Migration and Diaspora Entrepreneurship, and her research interests revolve around the transnational entrepreneurial activities of migrants, diasporas and refugees, start-up ecosystems, and support for vulnerable entrepreneurs.  


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