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Roma: Travelling Can Be Disruptive to Creating a Sustainable Business?

In: The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Entrepreneurship


  • Dennis Foley

    (University of Canberra)


Throughout history, Roma populations have been regarded as having no legitimate ‘place’ in society. This is a view held by many people in today’s ‘settled’ populations who generally perceive that the presence of Roma in a community usually signals the arrival of anti-social behaviour, even though such behaviour is not exclusive to any one section of society. This chapter examines entrepreneurial activity within the Roma communities, plus the challenges involved in creating a sustainable business while living a nomadic or settled Roma existence.

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  • Dennis Foley, 2021. "Roma: Travelling Can Be Disruptive to Creating a Sustainable Business?," Springer Books, in: Thomas M. Cooney (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Entrepreneurship, edition 1, pages 349-364, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sprchp:978-3-030-66603-3_16
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-66603-3_16

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