Female migrant entrepreneurship in Germany: Determinants and recent developments

Zybura, Nora ; Schilling, Katharina ; Philipp, Ralf ; Woywode, Michael

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96373-0_2
URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-...
Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2018
Book title: Women's entrepreneurship in Europe : multidimensional research and case study insights
The title of a journal, publication series: FGF studies in small business and entrepreneurship
Volume: 5
Page range: 15-38
Publisher: Birkner, Stephanie
Place of publication: Cham
Publishing house: Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 978-3-319-96372-3 , 978-3-319-96373-0
ISSN: 2364-6918
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Mittelstandsforschung u. Entrepreneurship (Woywode 2007-)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
330 Economics
Abstract: Although female migrant entrepreneurship has gained some momentum during the last decade, research on it is limited, and empirical findings in the German context remain scarce. The entrepreneurial activities of female migrants have long been ascribed to certain industries. Their businesses often remain small with limited prospects for revenue. However, recent developments indicate some emerging changes in terms of female migrant entrepreneurship. Based on the empirical data of the German microcensus, we analyze structural characteristics of female migrant entrepreneurship and its development in Germany between 2005 and 2016. We further examine how selected determinants (qualification, occupational segregation, family responsibilities) can explain these developments, and how these determinants affect the propensity of female migrants to become self-employed. Our findings cast new light on country-specific aspects of female migrant entrepreneurship and the ongoing debate of whether female migrant entrepreneurs face a double barrier of being both women and migrants.

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