Dynamism and enterprise: Asian female entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom

Dhaliwal, S. 2007. Dynamism and enterprise: Asian female entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom. Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies. 5 (2), pp. 45-64.

TitleDynamism and enterprise: Asian female entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom
AuthorsDhaliwal, S.
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to see how Asian female entrepreneurs in the UK have developed and to understand increase our understanding of this entrepreneurial minority. The study looks at some of the more successful Asian women who are prominent in the UK by being featured in the top 200 Asian rich list. Both primary and secondary sources were used to profile these women. Open ended face to face interviews were also conducted with Asian women from second/third generations who had some business ownership stake in the more traditional low value added, labour intensive businesses. Questions centred around why they started their business, the support they received, the challenges facing them specifically as Asian women in business both at start up and beyond, their aspirations for the future of the business and their motivations.

The findings show that the gap appears to have widened between the more successful Asian business woman and those women who are still opting for low value added, labour intensive firms. The practical implications of this study are that Asian women are an increasingly important part of the SME group and thus increasing the quality of business provision, advice, start up and growth would make this vital sector even more productive. This study will also help sensitise and inform business support agents, banks, advisors both public sector and private. Understanding the needs of this entrepreneurial minority is important for academic, policy makers and support professionals.

KeywordsFemale Entrepreneurs, Asian Female entrepreneurs, ethnic minority businesses, SMEs
JournalJournal of Immigration and Refugee Studies
Journal citation5 (2), pp. 45-64
ISSN1556-2948
Year2007
PublisherTaylor & Francis
FileDhaliwal_2007_final_author.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1300/J500v05n02_03
Publication dates
Published2007

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