Entrepreneurial Superdiversity and Intersectionality

Sakura Yamamura


In collaboration with colleagues from the University of Strathclyde’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, this project explores pertinent issues of super-diversity, along with intersectionality, in the context of ethnic minority and migrant entrepreneurship. Field research is carried out throughout Europe, with site surveys, surveys, and qualitative interviews in cities, such as Glasgow, Amsterdam and Hamburg, but also in Poland and Scotland. Based on empirical research, these projects aim at concretizing, and respectively re-conceptualizing, the nature of superdiversity and transnationality in entrepreneurship research. Currently, projects are being finalized on the multi-scalar contexts of intersectional entrepreneurs (i.e., LGBTIQ* ethnic minority entrepreneurs) in the aforementioned European cities, as well as on transnational entrepreneurship of return migrants in Poland. Previous research also entailed exploration of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the small-island state of Malta, which is characterized by the interrelatedness of locally closely-knit, but also extensively transnationally networked (circular migration), economic actors.

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