Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco
Migrant Entrepreneurship and Social Integration: A Case-Study Analysis among Bangladeshi Vendors in Rome
Fontefrancesco, Michele Filippo; Mendonce, Sharon
Migration and migrants’ integration are prominent aspects of globalized contemporary society. In this respect, a key question appears of how to foster the full participation of migrants in the host society. This article investigates the role of migrant entrepreneurship as a vector of integration. Based on case-study research conducted among Bangladeshi vendors in Nuovo Mercato Esquilino in Rome, the article highlights the potentialities in terms of social and market innovation of such activity. However, it points out that this way forward cannot be considered a generalized solution, relying on strong social and cultural capital that not all migrants, in particular asylum seekers, may have. Thus, it proposes a normative adjustment to empowering migrants and facilitating their endeavors.
Fontefrancesco, M. F., & Mendonce, S. (2022). Migrant Entrepreneurship and Social Integration: A Case-Study Analysis among Bangladeshi Vendors in Rome. Societies, 12(5), Article 139. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc12050139
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 29, 2022|
|Online Publication Date||Oct 6, 2022|
|Deposit Date||Apr 17, 2023|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 17, 2023|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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This article is an open access article<br /> distributed under the terms and<br /> conditions of the Creative Commons<br /> Attribution (CC BY) license (https://<br /> creativecommons.org/licenses/by/<br /> 4.0/).
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