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Known Knowns and Known Unknowns of Immigrant Self-employment. Selected issues


  • Joanna Nestorowicz

    () (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw; Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw)


The paper presents a review of selected definitional issues, theoretical concepts and most recent empirical evidence related to the phenomenon of immigrant self-employment. Based on the appraisal of gathered material it also points to possible areas of development of future research in the field.

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  • Joanna Nestorowicz, 2011. "Known Knowns and Known Unknowns of Immigrant Self-employment. Selected issues," Working Papers 2011-07, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
  • Handle: RePEc:war:wpaper:2011-07

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    1. Liliana Sousa, 2013. "Community Determinants Of Immigrant Self-Employment: Human Capital Spillovers And Ethnic Enclaves," Working Papers 13-21, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
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    migration; self-employment; ethnic entrepreneurship; middleman minority; ethnic enclave; literature review; state of the art;

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    • B2 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers

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