Edited by Hans Westlund and Johan P. Larsson
Chapter 8: Indonesian entrepreneurs in the UK: a social capital perspective on challenges and opportunities of migrant entrepreneurs
This study uses the example of six Indonesian migrant entrepreneurs in the UK to demonstrate how social capital ‘works’. Based on in-depth interviews with these people, the study identifies how bonding and bridging social capital play a different role in the start-up and development phases of a business. Importantly, the study shows how material conditions, such as education, legal status and kind of business, affect the development of social capital of migrant entrepreneurs. The study further explains how maintaining bonding social capital in one’s own community may come at the expenses of building bridging social capital that is needed for business development.
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