Migrant entrepreneurship: Reflections on research and practice

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  • University of Southampton


This article assesses recent developments in the research and practice of migrant entrepreneurshipby examining the powerful contribution that the perspective of ‘mixed embeddedness’ hasprovided to this field. We identify key themes emerging from mixed embeddedness, particularlyin relation to the role of the institutional and market contexts, and highlight areas that could
strengthen the perspective, such as (1) the role of regulation, (2) the incorporation of racistexclusion and (3) gendered structures of migration and labour market processes, (4) market ghettoisation and (5) greater sensitivity to historical context. We also consider the extent to which growing interest among practitioners in supporting migrant enterprise has been influenced by developments in the academic domain.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Small Business Journal
Early online date25 Nov 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Nov 2016


  • gender, mixed embeddedness, practice, racism