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Dual Embeddedness and Entrepreneurial Activities of Second-Generation Ethnic Entrepreneurs: Multiple Case Studies with Vietnamese Entrepreneurs in Germany

Cat-My Dang and Aki Harima

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies, 2020, vol. 6, issue 1, 84-113

Abstract: Abstract This article explores mutual relationships between embeddedness and second-generation ethnic entrepreneurs. We apply an exploratory and inductive qualitative research design to investigate how a dual embeddedness of second-generation immigrants in the ethnic community and in mainstream society influence their entrepreneurial activities and vice versa. Based on multiple cases studies of Vietnamese second-generation ethnic entrepreneurs, we identify four causal relations between embeddedness and entrepreneurial activities: (a) resource mobilisation; (b) formation of entrepreneurial motivation; (c) feedback effect on embeddedness and (d) re-formation of dual identity. This research contributes to the research on ethnic entrepreneurship by showing novel causalities between socio-psychological factors and entrepreneurial activities of second-generation entrepreneurs.

Keywords: Ethnic entrepreneurship; ethnic entrepreneurs; second-generation immigrant; embeddedness; Vietnamese; Germany (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1177/2393957519887554

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