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Biographical methods and professional practiceAn international perspective$
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Prue Chamberlayne

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344939

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.001.0001

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Considerations on the biographical embeddedness of ethnic entrepreneurship

Considerations on the biographical embeddedness of ethnic entrepreneurship

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(p.57) Four Considerations on the biographical embeddedness of ethnic entrepreneurship
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Biographical methods and professional practice
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Maria Kontos

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0004

This chapter explores the motivation and also the ‘biographical resources’ among successful self-employed minority women. The first part of the chapter argues that the concept of resources underlying self-employment policies targeted at the unemployed should be extended to consider motivation. The second part presents the analysis of three contrasting biographical case studies to show biographical processes by which motivation may be mobilised as a resource. The emergent structure of motivation is that of realising ‘unlived-life’ possibilities, allied to a struggle for recognition. In these case studies, both the stage of immigration — whether first or second generation — and gender are key dimensions.

Keywords:   motivation, biographical resources, self-employed minority women, self-employment policies, biographical case studies, biographical processes, stage of immigration, gender

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