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The Role of Community Entrepreneurship and Institutional Completeness in the Rising of the Chinese Regional Enclave in Lombardy

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  • Andrea GANZAROLI
  • Ivan DE NONI

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In this paper the linkage between ethnic entrepreneurship and community building is explored. This is done in the specific setting of Chinese enclave in Lombardy. The research provides two major contributions. First, entrepreneurship is highlighted as essential glue in the development of an ethnic community. Migrant entrepreneurs leverage on communitarian relations to get access to essential resources and assets for their businesses. However, in so doing, they further contribute to community’s expansion. Second, the close tight between Chinese community-ship and entrepreneurship supports the rising of a regional Chinese enclave specializing on the manufacturing and distribution of fashion goods.

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  • Andrea GANZAROLI & Ivan DE NONI, 2014. "The Role of Community Entrepreneurship and Institutional Completeness in the Rising of the Chinese Regional Enclave in Lombardy," Departmental Working Papers 2014-16, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano.
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    Keywords

    Ethnic Enclave; Regional Development; Migrant Entrepreneurship; Institutional Completeness; Chinese Community;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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