South Asian ethnic minority small and medium enterprises in the UK: a review and research agenda.
KeywordSmall and medium-sized enterprises; South Asian ethnic minorities; Ethnic minority entrepreneurship; Ethnic minority enterprises; Asian business profiles; Asian SMEs; Economic growth; United Kingdom (UK); Educational levels; Entrepreneurial orientation; Intra-ethnic minority differences; Entrepreneurial differences
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AbstractIt is argued in this paper that: ethnic minority population and their enterprises, predominated by South Asians, are growing faster than their mainstream counterparts in the UK; past research paid more attention to either South Asian ethnic minority SMEs based in and around London only or owned by Indian entrepreneurs only than South Asian ethnic minority SMEs elsewhere in the UK or owned by Pakistani and Bangladeshi entrepreneurs. Further, scholarly investigation is needed to explain: the relationship between educational levels and entrepreneurial orientation; and intra-ethnic minority entrepreneurial differences between South Asian ethnic minority entrepreneurs in the UK by expanding the research scope both geographically and contextually.
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CitationHaq M (2015) South Asian ethnic minority small and medium enterprises in the UK: a review and research agenda. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 25 (4): 494-516.
Link to publisher’s versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2015.070222
NotesThe full text was made available at the end of the publisher's embargo: 1st March 2016
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