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Migrant entrepreneurs in Germany: Which role do they play?

  • El-Cherkeh, Tanja
  • Tolciu, Andreia
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    In recent years, self-employment among migrant groups has increased significantly in Germany. Against this background, this article aims at presenting an overview of recent entrepreneurial developments. By drawing on a wide range of secondary literature and statistical data, the present survey places the topic into a broad historical and socio-economic context. Furthermore it raises policy-oriented questions and discusses new directions for research.

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    Paper provided by Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) in its series HWWI Policy Papers with number 3-8.

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    Date of creation: 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:hwwipp:38
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    1. Thomas Straubhaar & Barbara Dietz & Johann Hahlen, 2006. "Zuwanderung nach Deutschland - wie zuverlässig ist die Statistik?," Ifo Schnelldienst, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 59(14), pages 03-12, 07.
    2. David G. Blanchflower, 2004. "Self-Employment: More may not be better," NBER Working Papers 10286, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Thomas Liebig, 2007. "The Labour Market Integration of Immigrants in Germany," OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers 47, OECD Publishing.
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