Posted on Tuesday 17th June 2014
Researchers and practitioners from across the University of Birmingham combined for a recent event entitled ‘New Migrant Businesses: Implications for Policymakers and Practitioners’, looking to explore new avenues for research in the realm of new migrant businesses.
The event, which was generously funded and organised by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), and supported by the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) from Birmingham Business School and the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), consisted of a one and a half days research meeting, followed by a workshop to kick start an ambitious research programme, focusing on the active role of migrants in creating new enterprises and their contribution to prosperity and innovation.
Migrant’s businesses act as a buffer against difficulties in the labour market, promote social integration and social cohesion."
Professor Monder Ram (CREME)
The workshop brought together key researchers in the areas of work and employment relations and immigrant entrepreneurship, in order to promote dialogue around these key questions.
Professor Paul Edwards and Professor Monder Ram presented a summary of recent research projects carried out at CREME, highlighting the main contributions that new migrant businesses are making to British society.
Find out more
Full event report
Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME)