Introduction: The Economic and Social Influence of Migrants as Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs in Host Countries

  • Francesca FauriEmail author
  • Paolo Tedeschi


In this volume, the contributors explore the universe of migrants as both job seekers and ethnic minority entrepreneurs in Europe over the last hundred years. Migrants’ motivations, adaptation to new cultural and working environment and the effects of their presence on social and economic structures in the country of destination are analysed. In addition, rather than engaging with the question of why some ethnic groups compete more successfully in business, authors concentrate on specific case studies of ethnic groups with a high level of entrepreneurship and self-employment.


Migratory movements/traditions Drifters/wanderers Migrant workers Entrepreneurial attitude of migrants Economic/social impact of migration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS)University of Milan-BicoccaMilanItaly

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