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Socialising to Entrepreneurship: Issues in Diaspora Entrepreneurship and Multiculturalism in the UK

  • Sanya Ojo
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

This chapter connects culture and multiculturalism through a case study illustration to demonstrate the emergence of diaspora entrepreneurship in partying events among a black African group in the UK. The economic and social values of ethnic socio-cultural events are examined at the micro (individual), meso (group), and macro (society) levels. Whilst the individual and the society reap the benefit of the economic value in forms of economic empowerment and job creation, the group benefits from the social value in form of social bonding. However, there is the potentiality of events’ social impact contributing to the failure of multiculturalism (as espoused by the government). Hence, the perceived failure of multiculturalism in the UK found economic justifications in this genre of derived diaspora entrepreneurship.

Keywords

Socio-cultural events Diaspora entrepreneurship Multiculturalism Culture Nigerians UK 

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  1. 1.School of Business and LawUniversity of East LondonLondonUK

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