Enterprising refugees: contributions and challenges in deprived areas

Lyon, Fergus and Sepulveda, Leandro and Syrett, Stephen (2007) Enterprising refugees: contributions and challenges in deprived areas. Local Economy, 22 (4). pp. 363-375. ISSN 0269-0942

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Abstract

The role of enterprise in addressing the problems of deprived urban areas has been an area of emphasis within recent British urban policy. Yet the potential for such policies among increasingly diverse and often highly deprived populations remains poorly understood. This issue is particularly pertinent with respect to refugees where self-employment and enterprise creation is a route pursued by some, yet there remains limited understanding of the role and impact of enterprise within refugee communities and the constraints they face. Drawing upon original primary data, this paper presents findings related to the local impacts of refugee enterprises, the constraints refugees face in starting and running enterprises, and the adequacy of existing business support infrastructure to their needs. The paper concludes with a consideration of the challenges for the future development of business support policy and services for refugees.

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Research Areas:Business School > Economics and International Development
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