Cultural Identity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Efharis MaschaEmail author
  • Stavros Apostolakis
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


Refugee crisis has gone hand in hand with the unprecedented economic and social crisis the Greek society has been recently facing. We strongly believe that sustainable development could be a catalyst to the aforementioned problem with respect to immigrant innovation and entrepreneurship. Starting with European immigration policy, we are proceeding with a theoretical review of refugee integration. Following, we describe forms of informal entrepreneurship and innovation. Finally, we consider an account of the context that refugees face with regards to problems, challenges and good practices of innovation and entrepreneurship in Greece and more broadly in Europe. Sustainable development requires entrepreneurship and innovation as a way out from policies, which rely on social benefits and see the foreigner as an outsider from the social fabric.


Refugee Identity Innovation Entrepreneurship Immigration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hellenic Open UniversityPatraGreece
  2. 2.Greek Asylum ServiceAthensGreece

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