Introduction to the special issue: intersectionality and entrepreneurship

Mary Romero, Zulema Valdez

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ABSTRACT: We briefly review the ethnic entrepreneurship paradigm, identifying the problems associated with an approach that emphasizes the salience of one social group, ethnicity, to the exclusion or downplaying of others, such as race, class, and gender. We introduce an intersectional approach to the study of (ethnic) enterprise, reviewing the literature and using the articles in this special issue to demonstrate the utility of this perspective. We close by encouraging the use of this approach in future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1553-1565
Number of pages13
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jul 14 2016


  • Intersectionality
  • economic sociology
  • ethnic entrepreneurship
  • international migration
  • race and ethnicity
  • self-employment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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