Competition or cooperation? “Somalinomics” in the UK

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dc.contributor.author Carlson, Benny
dc.contributor.author Galvao Andersson, Gabriela
dc.contributor.editor Hellström, Anders
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-16T09:03:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-16T09:03:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 16 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/24876
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this article is (a) to review scholarly literature on entrepreneurship among Somalis in the United Kingdom and (b) through a field survey among Somali entrepreneurs in the UK assess if the prevailing image – derived from (a) – is valid or if some additional observations may alter the picture. Step (b) is accomplished through interviews with 36 Somalia-born entrepreneurs, most of them secondary migrants from other European countries and currently living in Birmingham, Leicester and London, about their lives and businesses. The results indicate that the prevailing image holds true in most respects. However, the view of Somali entrepreneurs as victims of intense competition should be modified. Many shopkeepers selling similar goods cooperate and reap advantages from sharing information and costs. Also, Somali entrepreneurship should be judged not only by its economic but also by its social achievements. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) Malmö University 205 06 Malmö Sweden en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries MIM Working Paper Series;17:9
dc.subject Somali entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject UK en_US
dc.subject field survey en_US
dc.subject competition en_US
dc.subject cooperation en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Competition or cooperation? “Somalinomics” in the UK en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en_US
dc.description.other Benny Carlson is professor emeritus in economic history at Lund University School of Economics and Management and Gabriela Galvao Andersson is doctoral student at Department of Global Political Studies at Malmö University. en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION en_US
dc.contributor.centre Malmö University. Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) en_US
mahlocal.rights.eplikt Yes en_US
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