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Title: Transnational Migrant Entrepreneurship, Gender and Family Business
Authors: Rodgers, P. W.
Vershinina, N.
McAdam, M.
Clinton, E.
First Published: 2018
Publisher: Wiley for Global Networks Partnership
Citation: Global Networks, 2018, In Press
Abstract: Despite increased academic attention paid to migration flows in Europe, the gendered nature of transnational migrant entrepreneurial journeys within the family business context remains under-researched. We address this gap by investigating how transnational spaces enable women to challenge the dominant ideas about their roles, and claim legitimacy by developing branches of their family business abroad. Reporting extensive longitudinal evidence collected over a seven-year period, we showcase four biographical narratives of women operating transnational family businesses in the UK, which originated in Eastern Europe. Adopting this novel longitudinal approach, we provide insights into how these transnational migrant women entrepreneurs exercise individual agency to overcome structural constraints by developing strategies which prioritize their own business aspirations without fully sacrificing their family ties.
ISSN: 1470-2266
eISSN: 1471-0374
Links: TBA
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2018, Wiley for Global Networks Partnership. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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