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The Urban Book Series

Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities

Global Perspectives

Editors: Liu, Cathy Yang (Ed.)

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  • Explores immigrant entrepreneurship dynamics from 15 cities around the world 
  • Comprehensive introductory chapter reviews the state of knowledge on the topic
  • Covers multiple scales, from local community place-making, to urban contexts, to transnational networks
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This book draws on evidence from global cities around the world and explores various dimensions of immigrant entrepreneurship and urban development. It provides a substantive contribution to the existing literature in several ways. First of all, it pursues a comparative approach, with case studies from both the global north and global south, so as to broaden the theoretical framework in this area especially as pertinent to emerging economies. Second, it covers multiple scales, from local community place-making, to urban contexts of reception, to transnational networks and connections. Third, it combines approaches and research methods from numerous disciplines, investigating entry dynamics, trends and patterns, business performance, challenges, and the impact of immigrant entrepreneurship in urban areas. Finally, it pays particular attention to current international experiences regarding urban policies on immigrant entrepreneurship. Given its scope, the book will be an enlightening read for anyone interested in immigration, entrepreneurship and urban development issues around the globe.
As global cities around the world continue to attract both domestic migrants and international migrants to their bustling metropolises, immigrant entrepreneurship is emerging as an important urban phenomenon that calls for careful examination. From Chinatown in New York, to Silicon Valley in San Francisco, to Little Africa in Guangzhou, immigrant-owned businesses are not only changing the business landscape in their host communities, but also transforming the spatial, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of cities and regions.

About the authors

Dr. Cathy Yang Liu is Professor and Chair of the Public Management and Policy Department at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, where she directs and teaches in the Planning and Economic Development Concentration. She conducts research and publishes widely in the areas of community and economic development, urban labor market and inequality, migration and entrepreneurship, as well as international urban development.
Dr. Liu currently serves as a managing editor for Journal of Urban Affairs and an associate editor for Economic Development Quarterly. She received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California and Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Immigrant Entrepreneurship Research from a Comparative Perspective

    Pages 1-9

    Liu, Cathy Yang

  • Migrant Entrepreneurship and Urban Development in Global Cities

    Pages 13-45

    Forbes, Lauren W. (et al.)

  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Sydney: Australia’s Leading Global City

    Pages 47-65

    Collins, Jock

  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong

    Pages 67-96

    Sun, Biyang (et al.)

  • Comparative Notes on the Context of Reception and Immigrant Entrepreneurship in New York City, Washington, DC, El Paso, Barcelona, and Paris

    Pages 97-122

    Castañeda, Ernesto

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-50363-5
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Cathy Yang Liu
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50363-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50363-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50362-8
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 277
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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