Migrant Entrepreneurship: Emerging Themes and Interpretations with Insights from Italy

Daniela Bolzani
University of Bologna, Italy

Product Details
04 Dec 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
200 pages - 152 x 229mm


Migrant Entrepreneurship: Emerging Themes and Interpretations with Insights from Italy delivers a fresh perspective on new issues linking migration and entrepreneurship, by providing in-depth theoretical insights drawing on management studies, and a strong empirical focus centered in the Italian context. This book aims at delivering an understanding of up-to-date knowledge on the topic of migrant entrepreneurship, addressing the most relevant gaps, and suggesting new directions for research and policy-making so as to have a broad impact on theory and practice. 

A range of emergent themes are explored including migrant entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems, internationalization of migrant-owned ventures, and entrepreneurship by returnees. Bolzani presents an international overview of each topic, contextualizes country-level specificities and outlining how they connect to wider global trends. 

Migrant Entrepreneurship offers illuminating new theoretical perspectives on a range of vital issues linked conceptually at national and international levels. The book presents a positive view of migration through looking at entrepreneurial efforts carried out by migrants both in the host and home countries, offering a broader perspective on the topic with respect to previous literature, and focusing critically on emerging trends for research and policy-making.
Chapter 1. Thirty years of studies on migrant entrepreneurship: New opportunities for management scholars
Chapter 2. The role of firm level resources for migrant entrepreneurs: New research suggestions from management theories
Chapter 3. Contextualizing migrant entrepreneurship: A look at entrepreneurial ecosystems
Chapter 4. Comparing internationalization patterns of migrant and non-migrant entrepreneurs in new technology-based firms
Chapter 5. Returnee entrepreneurship: Insights from an assisted voluntary return program Conclusion
Daniela Bolzani is Senior Assistant Professor in Management at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her research spans the multi-level dynamics of entrepreneurship, especially in the contexts of international, academic, and migrant business. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, International Journal of Management Reviews, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development and in several book chapters. She has previous professional experience in business management and international development cooperation in Italy and abroad.

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