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Social Capital as a Resource for Migrant Entrepreneurship

Self-Employed Migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Elena Sommer
    Pages 1-6
  3. Elena Sommer
    Pages 7-46
  4. Elena Sommer
    Pages 65-92
  5. Elena Sommer
    Pages 93-173
  6. Elena Sommer
    Pages 175-205
  7. Elena Sommer
    Pages 207-235
  8. Elena Sommer
    Pages 283-289
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 291-331

About this book

Introduction

In her explorative study that is based on data from 62 qualitative interviews, Elena Sommer examines the use of social capital for entrepreneurial activities of self-employed migrants from the former Soviet Union in Germany. She analyses what type of social capital is used by migrants as a resource for the formation and development of small businesses and how entrepreneurial social networks of migrants change over time. The study illustrates that the use of business-related social relationships of the interviewed self-employed depends on the company's market strategy as well as on access to relevant social networks.

Contents
• Migrant Self-Employment and Social Embeddedness
• Social and Labour Market Integration of Migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany
• Russian-Speaking Migrant Market
• Mixed Market and Mainstream Market Businesses
• Transnational Entrepreneurial Activities

Target Groups
• Researchers and students in the fields of social sciences, sociology, geography, migration research and economics
• Practitioners in integration work, business promotion and start-up consulting

The Author
Elena Sommer is a researcher and a member of the Operations Team of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE ERIC) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. Her research interests include migration and integration research, social capital and social networks, cross-national survey methodology, and intergenerational family relationships.

Keywords

Ethnic business Self-employed migrants Migrantenunternehmertum Social Networks Soziale Netzwerke Sozialkapital Mixed Embeddedness Transnational entrepreneurial activities Transnationale unternehmerische Tätigkeiten Transnational social capital Transnationales Sozialkapital Qualitative social network analysis Qualitative soziale Netzwerkanalyse Russian-speaking migrants Russischsprachige Migranten

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Sozialrecht und SozialpolitikMünchenGermany

About the authors

Elena Sommer is a researcher and a member of the Operations Team of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE ERIC) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. Her research interests include migration and integration research, social capital and social networks, cross-national survey methodology, and intergenerational family relationships.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Capital as a Resource for Migrant Entrepreneurship
  • Book Subtitle Self-Employed Migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany
  • Authors Elena Sommer
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-29141-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-29140-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-29141-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 331
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology
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