Política y cultura
Print version ISSN 0188-7742
PARELLA RUBIO, Sònia. Estrategias de los comercios étnicos en Barcelona, España. Polít. cult. [online]. 2005, n.23, pp. 257-275. ISSN 0188-7742.
The chief aim of this study is to investigate the extent to which the creation and survival strategies of ethnic businesses are similar to those of run by autochthonous business-people or whether, on the contrary, they have peculiar features that warrant the use of the term "ethnic" to differentiate them from the rest. From the viewpoint of interaction theory, taking on board both the structural conditioning factors and the informal resources of the ethnic population, the fieldwork analyzes the interview results in depth, allowing access to the motivations, migratory aspirations, and strategies of business-owners of foreign origin.
Keywords : Immigration; labor market; ethnic businesses; Spain; Barcelona.