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There are two aspects of being an “immigrant” here. The first indicates that the entrepreneurs were immigrants. They must have been born on the Chinese mainland, or somewhere outside Hong Kong, before coming to live and start businesses in the city. Although they later moved their businesses back to the mainland and now spend much of their time there, their families, or the core members of their family, still live in Hong Kong. The second aspect is a description of their “nomadic” lifestyle. Because their businesses are not fixed in one place, they have to keep going back and forth among various locations. They will often stay in A for some time before going on to B to take care of their business, then move on to C to visit a client. Their lives are marked by such frequent shuttling movements.


Chinese Mainland Sociological Research Core Member Suitable Informant Immigrant Entrepreneur 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chan Institute of Social Studies (CISS)KowloonHong Kong

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