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Understanding the Term ‘Minority Entrepreneurship’

In: The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Entrepreneurship


  • Léo-Paul Dana

    (Dalhousie University)

  • Ekaterina Vorobeva

    (University of Bremen)


This chapter opens the book with a detailed, in-depth review of the literature that considers the evolution and many interpretations of the term ‘Minority Entrepreneurship’. Its purpose is to take a reader on a journey of this evolution in a comprehensive fashion. It guides a reader through the world of various minorities highlighted in the handbook, including the unemployed, gay, ex-offenders, diverse indigenous people and disabled communities. While an answer to the question who qualify as minority has proven to be time-, context- and case-dependent, what all minorities share in common appears to be their unfavourable position within power networks. Understanding different behaviours and unique challenges of these disparate communities can guide policymakers to become increasingly relevant.

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  • Léo-Paul Dana & Ekaterina Vorobeva, 2021. "Understanding the Term ‘Minority Entrepreneurship’," Springer Books, in: Thomas M. Cooney (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Entrepreneurship, edition 1, pages 15-32, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sprchp:978-3-030-66603-3_2
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-66603-3_2

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