Much ado about very little: The dubious connection between ethnic minority business policy and ethnic minority entrepreneurship


This article presents a historical reprise of 40 years of policy interest in ethnic minority businesses in the UK. It contrasts the pronouncements of policymakers with the reality of ethnic minority entrepreneurship. Such an exercise is surprisingly rare given the activism of policymakers in this arena and growing scholarly interest in this field. Our historical overview is informed by a novel research method that plots references to ethnic minority entrepreneurship in the British Houses of Parliament. Though the UK has been the site of some interesting policy experiments on ethnic minority entrepreneurship, their impact has been slight when set against the context of broader political-economic change.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Aston India Centre for Applied Research
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors. International Migration published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of International Organization for Migration This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Demography
Publication ISSN: 1468-2435
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2024 07:20
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2022 14:03
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Published Date: 2022-01-28
Published Online Date: 2022-01-28
Accepted Date: 2021-11-23
Authors: Jones, Trevor
Roberts, Richard (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7641-1290)
Ram, Monder (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1901-6654)



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