local development

Episode 41 – Lisa Braito – Chinese migrant microenterprises and social capital: a multiple case study analysis in industrial clusters in Italy

Migrant entrepreneurship has been acknowledged in the literature to be a dynamic and diffused phenomenon that characterizes local systems within European countries in the form of ethnic economies. The aim of the paper is to investigate the phenomenon of ethnic quasi-enclave industrial sub-clusters within industrial districts and to analyse social capital within the economic and…

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Authors 34 – Nicoletta Buratti – Community enterprise, community entrepreneurship and local development: a literature review on three decades of empirical studies and theorizations

This paper reviews the literature on community enterprises (CEs), i.e. organizations that engage in commercial activity and operate for the development of a local community by bringing economic, social, and environmental benefits. In the face of widespread recognition of the positive role they play in impoverished territories, there is no general agreement on their very…

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