Intersectionality of ethnic and entrepreneurial identities: A study of post-war Polish entrepreneurs in an English city

Barrett, Rowena & Vershinina, Natalia (2016) Intersectionality of ethnic and entrepreneurial identities: A study of post-war Polish entrepreneurs in an English city. Journal of Small Business Management. (In Press)

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Abstract

An understanding of ethnic and immigrant entrepreneurship is developed in this paper by exploring how ethnic and entrepreneurial identities intersect. Bourdieu's concept of habitus frames the analysis of narratives of five post-war Polish entrepreneurs in Leicester. The narrative analysis illuminates the multilayered and nuanced nature of identities. The Polish origin of these entrepreneurs’ habitus was interpreted in light of individual and collective experiences gained growing up in the United Kingdom. While Polish identity was pertinent, it did not define the narrative of entrepreneurship. Our contribution is a theoretically informed, rich qualitative study of what ethnic identity means to individuals and how it intersects with entrepreneurial identity.

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ID Code: 96051
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ethnic, Entrepreneurial Identities, Polish, Entrepreneurs, England
DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12246
ISSN: 0047-2778
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 13 Jun 2016 23:03
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 01:01

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