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  • Bates, Timothy


In the field of minority entrepreneurship, sociologists and economists have written most of the influential studies, yet these groups typically ask different questions and base their analysis on different assumptions. The literature predictably lacks a single unifying focus and is quite diverse regarding issues explored and methodological approaches employed. Differing approaches and their outcomes are summarized and critically probed in this review. My intent is to illuminate strengths and weaknesses — along with patterns of common findings — in this voluminous literature.

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Article provided by now publishers in its journal Foundations and Trends(R) in Entrepreneurship.

Volume (Year): 7 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3–4 (October)
Pages: 151-311

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Handle: RePEc:now:fntent:0300000036

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Keywords: Minority-Owned businesses; Entrepreneurial dynamics;


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  1. Timothy Bates, 1985. "Impact of preferential procurement policies on minority-owned businesses," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 51-65, June.
  2. John Heywood, 1988. "Market structure and the pattern of black-owned firms," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 65-76, March.
  3. Lofstrom, Magnus & Bates, Timothy & Parker, Simon C., 2014. "Why are some people more likely to become small-businesses owners than others: Entrepreneurship entry and industry-specific barriers," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 232-251.
  4. Arthur Woolf, 1986. "Market structure and minority presence: Black-owned firms in manufacturing," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 79-89, March.
  5. Marie T. Mora & Alberto D?vila, 2014. "Gender and Business Outcomes of Black and Hispanic New Entrepreneurs in the United States," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 104(5), pages 245-49, May.
  6. Timothy Bates & Caren Grown, 1991. "Commercial Bank Lending Practices And The Development Of Black-Owned Construction Companies," Working Papers 91-9, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
  7. Timothy Bates, 1988. "Do black-owned businesses employ minority workers? new evidence," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 51-64, March.
  8. Timothy Bates, 1986. "Characteristics of minorities who are entering self-employment," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 31-49, September.


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