Barriers to Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enterprise: Existing Evidence, Policy Tensions and Unsettled Questions

S Carter, S Mwauru, Monder Ram, K Trehan, Trevor Jones

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This article presents an overarching review of the evidence regarding enterprise diversity. It discusses the context of ethnic minorities and women in enterprise and summarises research evidence relating to their relative access to finance, market selection and management skills. Policy within the field of diversity and enterprise is characterised by a number of tensions and unresolved questions including the presence of perceived or actual discrimination, the quantity and quality of ethnic minority and women-led businesses, potential market failure in the support provided to diverse enterprises and the substantive uniqueness of ethnic minority and women-led enterprises. Particular implications for policy and practice as well as directions for future research are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-69
JournalInternational Small Business Journal
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2015

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Ethnic minorities
Uniqueness
Market selection
Management skills
Market failure
Access to finance
Discrimination

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