Russian Transnational Entrepreneurs

Ethnicity, Class and Capital

By Alexander Shvartz

How have immigrants, who grew up in a state-controlled communist system, learned to become so adept at starting businesses in the North American market economy? This book follows the emergence of successful cosmopolitan entrepreneurs after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Through an analysis of interview data and biographies of entrepreneurs, Dr. Alexander Shvarts uncovers five diverse paths to self-employment for Russian immigrants, which are shaped by transitional economy, ethnic and class dimensions of entrepreneurship, and transnationalism.

235 pages

Publication Date: 3/4/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781897160381

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