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Explaining ethnic entrepreneurship: An evolutionary economics approach

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  • Ibrahim, Gamal
  • Galt, Vaughan

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The cultural approaches and the economic approaches advocated by mainstream neoclassical economists and new institutional economists fail to provide an adequate explanation of the differences between ethnic groups in the rate of business formation. These approaches provide only a partial explanation, much of which is based on static, predetermined exogenous and/or endogenous factors. By comparison the old institutional economists’ framework, when applied to this area, offers a more holistic explanation of differential ethnic business formation by bringing together a range of cultural and economic factors that emphasize the path dependency of activities and the dynamic evolution of behaviour and actions.

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  • Ibrahim, Gamal & Galt, Vaughan, 2011. "Explaining ethnic entrepreneurship: An evolutionary economics approach," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 20(6), pages 607-613.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:iburev:v:20:y:2011:i:6:p:607-613
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.02.010
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