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From the periphery to the centre: Start-up and growth strategies for minority diaspora entrepreneurs

Evansluong, Quang; Ram�rez Pasillas, Marcela

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Marcela Ram�rez Pasillas



Abstract

Copyright © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Not all diasporans face the same opportunities and challenges in the entrepreneurial process. Some are forced to the periphery in terms of proximity to essential business resources and networks considered important for overcoming liabilities of foreignness, size and newness. The paper, therefore asks: how do diaspora entrepreneurs from the periphery and non-mainstream markets emerge, survive and grow? The question is addressed through the lens of social network theory and a case study of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill (GK), the largest Caribbean eatery in the USA and its CEO and founder the Jamaican-born Lowell Hawthorne. The article underscores the role of family, co-ethnic networks as well as the cultural knowledge and resources from the country of origin in helping entrepreneurs from the periphery to start, grow and mainstream their enterprises.

Citation

Evansluong, Q., & Ramírez Pasillas, M. (2019). From the periphery to the centre: Start-up and growth strategies for minority diaspora entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 36(1-2), 189-215. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2019.096973

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Dec 4, 2018
Publication Date Jan 1, 2019
Deposit Date Jun 7, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 4, 2019
Journal International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Print ISSN 1476-1297
Electronic ISSN 1741-8054
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 1-2
Pages 189-215
DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2019.096973
Keywords immigrant entrepreneurship, opportunity creation, family social capital, entrepreneurial ideas, home country, host country, family duty, family trust
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/854641
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2019.096973
Additional Information Additional Information : This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published version is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2019.096973.

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