Vietnamese in Poland: How does ethnicity affect immigrant entrepreneurship?
Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, December 2016, vol. 25(4), pages 379-400
The article examines the business activities of Vietnamese immigrants in Poland. Against the backdrop of a highly differentiated Vietnamese population in Poland, this study found that the ethnicity of immigrants can serve as a resource (especially as a source of values, such as diligence and intra-group solidarity) and as a strategy for promoting success in business activities. However, negative stereotypes and state policies toward immigrant self-employment can limit the market access of certain groups. Findings from the study demonstrate that ethnic entrepreneurship in a post-communist country may be subject to the same processes as in other European states and the US.
ethnic entrepreneurship, Vietnamese immigrants in Poland, migrant self-
employment, migrant businesses