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Ethnic minority enterprise in an inner-city context: the case of the independent restaurant sector in Birmingham

Trevor Jones, Monder Ram and Tahir Abbas

in City matters

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9781861344458
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301868 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344458.003.0017
Ethnic minority enterprise in an inner-city context: the case of the independent restaurant sector in Birmingham

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This chapter examines ethnic-minority enterprises in inner cities in England, focusing on the independent restaurant sector in Birmingham. It discusses the salient theoretical and empirical issues in the field of ethnic-minority entrepreneurship, and addresses the problem of market saturation, which is the most important problem faced by restaurateurs in the Balti Quarter. The chapter describes the strategies for breaking free from the economic trajectory of the sector and evaluates the relevance of existing policy approaches towards ethnic-minority entrepreneurs.

Keywords: ethnic-minority enterprises; inner cities; England; restaurant sector; market saturation; economic trajectory

Chapter.  6818 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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