Informal Ethnic Entrepreneurship

Future Research Paradigms for Creating Innovative Business Activity

  • Veland Ramadani
  • Léo-Paul Dana
  • Vanessa Ratten
  • Abdylmenaf Bexheti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Veland Ramadani, Abdylmenaf Bexheti, Léo-Paul Dana, Vanessa Ratten
    Pages 1-7
  3. Shahamak Rezaei, Birte Hansen, Veland Ramadani, Léo-Paul Dana
    Pages 63-82
  4. Salime Mehtap, Abdul Ghafoor Al-Saidi
    Pages 225-242
  5. Julie Mallet, Chantal Napoe, Raymond Tyuienon, Séverine Bouard, Catherine Sabinot
    Pages 243-258
  6. John Fernando Macias Prada, Diego René Gonzales Miranda, Sébastien Arcand
    Pages 289-310

About this book


This book presents a curated collection of research on ethnic entrepreneurship, focusing on the informal sector. The common theme of the expert contributions is that entrepreneurial motivation to start informal business is paramount to ethnic groups. In particular, the book explores the factors influencing ethnic groups to start informal businesses and how this creates innovative business activity. It also charts the evolution of ethnic entrepreneurship and informal businesses in advanced and emerging economies; the diversity of entrepreneurial strategies; the economics of co-ethnic employment; and the issues surrounding immigrant entrepreneurship. The book is a valuable resource for researchers in the field of informal ethnic entrepreneurship, as well as for policy makers and entrepreneurs.


Diversity in Entrepreneurship Economics of Ethnicity Entrepreneurial Activity among Immigrants Ethnic Entrepreneurs Ethnic Entrepreneurial Behavior Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship Financial Constraints for Ethnic Entrepreneurs Gender vs. Ethnicity in Entrepreneurship Immigrant Entrepreneurship Informal Entrepreneurship in Countries

Editors and affiliations

  • Veland Ramadani
    • 1
  • Léo-Paul Dana
    • 2
  • Vanessa Ratten
    • 3
  • Abdylmenaf Bexheti
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Business & EconomicsSouth-East European UniversityTetovoMacedonia
  2. 2.Montpellier Business SchoolMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.South-East European UniversityTetovoMacedonia

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