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Transnational migrant entrepreneurship, gender and family business

Vershinina, Natalia orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-7281-1043, Rodgers, Peter, McAdam, Maura orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2203-5485 and Clinton, Eric orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-3888-8194 (2019) Transnational migrant entrepreneurship, gender and family business. Global Networks, 19 (2). pp. 232-260. ISSN 1470-2266

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.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:family business; transnational migrant entrepreneurship; transnational spaces; biographical narratives
Subjects:Social Sciences > Gender
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Research Institutes and Centres > National Centre for Family Business
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/glob.12225
Copyright Information:© 2019 Global Networks Partnership & John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:23828
Deposited On:16 Oct 2019 12:17 by Thomas Murtagh . Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 09:59

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