How does Immigrant Enclave Theory Influence Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurial Opportunity in Ireland

Osa-Godwin Osaghae, Thomas M. Cooney

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Abstract

Immigrant Enclave Theory (IET) explores the concentration and localisation of immigrants in a specific geographic area. IET captures those economic activities in which ethnicity and immigrant concentration can play a role, and in issues concerning immigrant self-employment and entrepreneurial activity. Some writers have focused on the resilience of these communities and described enclaves as sources of mutual support, collective political power, social relationships and potential Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship (TDE) activity. Other writers have criticised IET as a contributor to low profit margins due to over representation of immigrant enterprises within the same sector, and geographic locality. This paper explores how IET influences TDE and offers a model on the relationship between both
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2017 Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Aug 20171 Sept 2017
https://iamireland.ie/2017-iam-conference-page-queens-2017/

Conference

Conference2017 Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleIAM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period30/08/171/09/17
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