Social Capital as a Resource for Migrant Entrepreneurship Self-Employed Migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany

In her explorative study that is based on data from 62 qualitative interviews, Elena Sommer examines the use of social capital for entrepreneurial activities of self-employed migrants from the former Soviet Union in Germany. She analyses what type of social capital is used by migrants as a resource...

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Main Author: Sommer, Elena
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Wiesbaden Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2020, 2020
Edition:1st ed. 2020
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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Summary:In her explorative study that is based on data from 62 qualitative interviews, Elena Sommer examines the use of social capital for entrepreneurial activities of self-employed migrants from the former Soviet Union in Germany. She analyses what type of social capital is used by migrants as a resource for the formation and development of small businesses and how entrepreneurial social networks of migrants change over time. The study illustrates that the use of business-related social relationships of the interviewed self-employed depends on the company's market strategy as well as on access to relevant social networks. Contents • Migrant Self-Employment and Social Embeddedness • Social and Labour Market Integration of Migrants from the Former Soviet Union in Germany • Russian-Speaking Migrant Market • Mixed Market and Mainstream Market Businesses • Transnational Entrepreneurial Activities Target Groups • Researchers and students in the fields of social sciences, sociology, geography, migration research and economics • Practitioners in integration work, business promotion and start-up consulting The Author Elena Sommer is a researcher and a member of the Operations Team of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE ERIC) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. Her research interests include migration and integration research, social capital and social networks, cross-national survey methodology, and intergenerational family relationships
Physical Description:IX, 331 p. 16 illus online resource
ISBN:9783658291419