Forms of capital, intra-ethnic variation and Polish entrepreneurs in Leicester
Vershinina, Natalia, Barrett, Rowena, & Meyer, Michael (2011) Forms of capital, intra-ethnic variation and Polish entrepreneurs in Leicester. Work, Employment & Society, 25(1), pp. 101-117.
A study of ten Polish entrepreneurs operating in Leicester, UK is reported in this article. The concepts of social, cultural and economic capital are used as the lens through which to explore the way the capital they access is employed and converted into entrepreneurial activity. Ethnic entrepreneurship takes place within wider social, political and economic institutional frameworks and opportunity structures and so this is taken into account by differentiating two groups – post-war and contemporary Polish entrepreneurs. The differing origins and amounts of forms of capital they can access are shown as is how these are converted into valued outcomes. Combining the mixed embeddedness approach with a forms-of-capital analysis enables looking beyond social capital to elaborate on intra-ethnic variation in the UK’s Polish entrepreneurial community.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Bourdieu, Ethnic Entrepreneurship, Forms of Capital, Mixed Embeddeddness, Polish Entrepreneurs|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Deposited On:||25 Aug 2014 01:26|
|Last Modified:||26 Aug 2014 04:16|
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