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The Asian business sector and the dynamics of change: a story of growth, diversity and success in the UK

The Asian business sector and the dynamics of change: a story of growth, diversity and success in the UK

Dhaliwal, Spinder and Gray, David (2008) The Asian business sector and the dynamics of change: a story of growth, diversity and success in the UK. Equal Opportunties International, 27 (3). pp. 221-236. ISSN 0261-0159 (doi:10.1108/02610150810860066)

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Abstract

Purpose – The Asian business community has been noted for its contribution to the UK economy. This vibrant sector of the small to medium-sized enterprises population serves to illustrate diversity in terms of spanning sectors including manufacturing and services, entertainment and fashion, hotels and property, food and pharmaceuticals. This paper seeks to draw out trends within this increasingly important sector of the economy.

Design/methodology/approach – The study reports on a research project which comprises the latest phase in a seven-year, longitudinal study of the richest 200 Asian business people in the UK.

Findings – The analysis suggests that the Asian business community has delivered significant and sustained growth which is higher than average growth in the UK.

Originality/value – For policy makers and the business support community, this paper offers a greater understanding of the dynamics behind the success stories and thus offers opportunities to tailor any engagement with this community appropriately. For academics it adds to the growing literature of minority ethnic businesses in the UK.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] In: Equal Opportunities International, Volume 27, Issue 3, 2008 - Special Issue: Small firms and the challenge of equality, diversity and difference. [2] This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://gala.gre.ac.uk/11183). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: business development, economic sectors, ethnic minorities, small to medium-sized enterprises, United Kingdom
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Business
School of Business > Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Research Group
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Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 16:33
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11183

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