Migrant Entrepreneurship Network Structures

  • Anna-Lena Bunse

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 63-193

About this book


Globalization effects nearly everyone and everything; and so, it does for networks and its different dimensions. Anna-Lena Bunse explores the network structure of migrant entrepreneurs in Bremen-Gröpelingen, and asks how informal networks for migrant entrepreneurs are structured and how migrant entrepreneurs can benefit from informal networks. It is shown how diaspora entrepreneurs in Gröpelingen communicate with each other and how this effects their businesses. The results highlight, that there are benefits for all diaspora entrepreneurs and their network partners, yet it also shows that they could use their networks in a more efficient way to optimize their businesses.


  • Migrant Entrepreneurship in Germany and Bremen-Gröpelingen
  • Ethnic Enclaves
  • Informal Networks in Migrant Entrepreneurship
  • Actors within Informal Networks
  • Case Results: Structures and Benefits of Informal Networks
  • ME Network in Gröpelingen
Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of (migrant) entrepreneurship, migrant and informal networks, entrepreneurial management and ethnic enclaves
  • Experts in these areas

The Author

Anna-Lena Bunse wrote her master’s thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jörg Freiling at the chair of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (LEMEX) at University of Bremen. 


Network Dimensions Key Actors Ethnic Relationships Diaspora Entrepreneurship Social Capital Strength of Weak Ties Informal Networks Business Relations

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna-Lena Bunse
    • 1
  1. 1.BremenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-25624-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-25625-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2625-3577
  • Series Online ISSN 2625-3615
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