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Motivations and Performance Conditions for Ethnic Entrepreneurship

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  • Enno Masurel

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • Peter Nijkamp

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    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • Murat Tastan

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • Gabriella Vindigni

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Abstract

Ethnic entrepreneurship has become a popular concept in a modernmulti-cultural society. This paper seeks to offer an overview of thepotential of ethnic entrepreneurship for solving inter alia thestructural unemployment problems of ethnic groups in cities. Thepresent paper addresses in particular the critical success conditionsfor ethnic entrepreneurs. Based on a survey among ethnicentrepreneurs in the Amsterdam area, the paper sets out to identifyempirically the driving forces for business success, such aseducation or the role of informal networks. The explanatory frameworkdeployed for the identification of these qualitative success factorsfor distinct ethnic groups is based on a particular class ofartificial intelligence methods, viz. rough set analysis. Thismultidimensional classification approach appears to be able toidentify various important factors for the motivation and performanceof ethnic enterprises.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 01-048/3.

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  1. A. Arrighetti & D. Bolzani & A. Lasagni, 2013. "Motivazioni Imprenditoriali E Percorsi Evolutivi Dell’Impresa Etnica," Economics Department Working Papers 2013-EP03, Department of Economics, Parma University (Italy).
  2. Nijkamp, P. & Stough, R. & Sahin, M., 2009. "Impact of social and human capital on business performance of migrant entrepreneurs - a comparative dutch-us study," Serie Research Memoranda 0017, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  3. Peter Nijkamp & Mediha Sahin & T�zin Baycan-Levent, 2009. "Migrant Entrepreneurship and New Urban Economic Opportunities," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-025/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  4. Geenhuizen, Marina van & Nijkamp, Peter, 2005. "Death of distance and agglomeration forces of firms in the urban e-economy : an artificial intelligence approach using rough set analysis," Serie Research Memoranda 0007, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  5. Mediha Sahin & Peter Nijkamp & Roger Stough, 2011. "Impact of urban conditions on firm performance of migrant entrepreneurs: a comparative Dutch–US study," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 46(3), pages 661-689, June.
  6. Frank A.G. den Butter & Enno Masurel & Robert Mosch, 2004. "The Economics of Co-ethnic Employment; Incentives, Welfare Effects and Policy Options," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 04-027/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  7. Nijkamp, P. & Sahin, M., 2009. "Performance indicators of urban migrant entrepreneurship in the netherlands," Serie Research Memoranda 0034, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  8. Peter Nijkamp & Mediha Sahin & T�zin Baycan-Levent, 2009. "Migrant Entrepreneurship and New Urban Economic Opportunities," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-025/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  9. Sahin, M. & Nijkamp, P. & Rietdijk, M., 2009. "Cultural Diversity and Urban Innovativeness: Personal and Business Characteristics of Urban Migrant Entrepreneurs," Serie Research Memoranda 0033, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  10. Jacques Poot, 2007. "Demographic Change and Regional Competitiveness: The Effects of Immigration and Ageing," Population Studies Centre Discussion Papers dp-64, University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre.
  11. A. Arrighetti & D. Bolzani & A. Lasagni, 2013. "Beyond the enclave? Break-outs into mainstream markets and multicultural hybridism in ethnic firms," Economics Department Working Papers 2013-EP06, Department of Economics, Parma University (Italy).
  12. Ilhan-Nas, Tulay & Sahin, Kader & Cilingir, Zuhal, 2011. "International ethnic entrepreneurship: Antecedents, outcomes and environmental context," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 20(6), pages 614-626.
  13. Daniel Arribas-Bel & Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp, 2013. "Socio-cultural Diversity and Urban Buzz," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-110/VIII, Tinbergen Institute.
  14. Nijkamp, Peter, 2009. "Entrepreneurship, Development, and the Spatial Context Retrospect and Prospect," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  15. Jasper Dalhuisen & Peter Nijkamp, 2001. "Critical Factors for Achieving Multiple Goals with Water Tariff Systems," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 01-121/3, Tinbergen Institute.

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