Racism: a barrier to entry? Experiences of small ethnic minority retail businesses

Mohammed Ishaq, Asifa Hussain, Geoffrey Whittam

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    Abstract

    The participation of ethnic minorities in self-employment has been a phenomenon of the British labour market for many decades. One area in which there has been a preponderance of ethnic minority groups, especially those of South Asian origin, has been the independent retail sector, where many set up what became commonly known as ‘corner shops’. This sector has experienced radical change in the last decade, which has posed a real threat to the livelihood of business owners, leading to a decline in the number and profitability of shops.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)362-377
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Small Business Journal
    Volume28
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

    Keywords

    • ethnic minorities
    • entrepreneurship
    • racial discrimination
    • retail

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