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Dynamism and enterprise: Asian Female Entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom

Dhaliwal, S (2007) Dynamism and enterprise: Asian Female Entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies, 5 (2). 45 - 64.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to see how Asian female entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom have developed and to increase our understanding of this entrepreneurial minority. The study looks at some of the more successful Asian women who are prominent in the United Kingdom by being featured in the top 200 Asian rich list. Both primary and secondary sources were used to profile these women. Open ended face-to-face interviews were also conducted with Asian women from second/third generations who had some business ownership stake in the more traditional low value added, labour intensive businesses. Questions centred around why they started their business, the support they received, the challenges facing them specifically as Asian women in business both at start up and beyond, their aspirations for the future of the business and their motivations. The findings show that the gap appears to have widened between the more successful Asian business woman and those women who are still opting for low value added, labour intensive firms. The practical implications of this study are that Asian women are an increasingly important part of the SME group and thus increasing the quality of business provision, advice, start up and growth would make this vital sector even more productive. This study will also help sensitise and inform business support agents, banks, advisors both public sector and private. Understanding the needs of this entrepreneurial minority is important for academic, policy makers and support professionals.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies, 5(2), 45-64 (2007). Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J500v05n02_03.
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 14:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:05
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/178668

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