Native and Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Lessons for Local Liabilities in Globalization from the Prato Case Study

Editors: Guercini, S., Dei Ottati, G., Baldassar, L., Johanson, G. (Eds.)

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  • Analyzes the phenomenon of immigrant entrepreneurship
  • Draws on a detailed empirically based case study on Chinese immigrant firms in an Italian industrial district
  • Presents the concept of local liability, which offers an original perspective on globalization
  • Adopts a multidisciplinary approach, with perspectives from business and industrial economics, anthropology, and sociology
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This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the issue of “local liabilities”, drawing on close analysis of the case of Chinese migrants and the Italian industrial district of Prato in order to elucidate the problems, or liabilities, that derive from the separation between natives and immigrants in local systems of people and firms. Insights are offered from a variety of disciplines, including business and industrial economics, anthropology, and sociology, thereby providing a framework through which to view the problems and also identifying potential pathways for their evolution and resolution. The focus on local liabilities affords an original perspective on the nature of globalization and highlights salient aspects of native and immigrant entrepreneurship. Globalization not only creates "bridges" between distant places but also changes the face of businesses and socioeconomic systems at the local level, where local liabilities may emerge when two or more separate communities (of persons and firms) exist. The greater the separation between the communities, the greater the local liabilities. In offering diverse perspectives on this relatively neglected aspect of globalization, the book will be of interest to a wide readership.

About the authors

Simone Guercini is a Professor of Management at the University of Florence and visiting professor at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business. His research interests include business marketing, heuristics in business, entrepreneurship in communities, and internationalization, with a special focus on the Italian fashion industry. Simone received his PhD in economics from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. 
Gabi Dei Ottati is a Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Florence and a member of the European Research Centre on Regional and Local Development. Her main research interests include industrial organization and economic development, with a special focus on Italy and industrial districts. Having collaborated for many years with Giacomo Becattini, the revitalizer of the Marshallian industrial district concept, she is part of the Florence school of local development. 
Loretta Baldassar is a Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia, and Adjunct Principal Research Fellow at the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University. Her research interests focus on transnational migrants, families, and caregiving, including the question of generations. Loretta received her PhD from the University of Western Australia. 
Graeme Johanson is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Monash University. His research interests include social informatics, virtual communities, and e-democracy, with a focus on migration and transnationalism. Graeme received his PhD in economics from Monash University. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Guercini, Simone (et al.)

  • Liabilities of Native and Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the Processes of Globalization

    Pages 7-29

    Guercini, Simone (et al.)

  • Chinese Immigration to Italy and Economic Relations with the Homeland: A Multiscalar Perspective

    Pages 31-52

    Barberis, Eduardo (et al.)

  • A Social Accounting Matrix for Prato: Interrelating the Chinese Migrant Community and the Provincial Economy

    Pages 53-78

    Biasi, Paola (et al.)

  • Ethnography of the Fast Fashion Community: Chinese Entrepreneurs in Prato

    Pages 79-96

    Becucci, Stefano

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Native and Immigrant Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
Lessons for Local Liabilities in Globalization from the Prato Case Study
Editors
  • Simone Guercini
  • Gabi Dei Ottati
  • Loretta Baldassar
  • Graeme Johanson
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44111-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44111-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44110-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82986-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 217
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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