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Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship seminar

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START DATE 3 December 2014
START TIME 12:30pm

Committee Room 2, Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4AX

END DATE 3 December 2014
END TIME 02:30pm

'Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study of Turkish and Chinese Speaking Small Businesses in London'

The Tourism Policy Research Group invites you to this seminar to be delivered by Professor Levent Altinay from Oxford Brookes University.

Professor Altinay will be joining us to discuss how entrepreneurs' socio-cultural backgrounds influence the entrepreneurial orientation of firms and how this in turn influences growth. The study on which this seminar is based was conducted with particular reference to Turkish and Chinese speaking small firms in London, operating in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, retailing, and catering. Professor Altinay will offer insights into the socio-cultural environment of the ethnic businesses and argue that not only co-ethnic customers and competitors but also both mainstream customers and competitors have a bearing on the entrepreneurial orientation of ethnic firms.

Professor Altinay's research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategic alliances and international business. Using primarily qualitative methods as well as mixed methods, he is particularly interested in how entrepreneurs start up and develop their businesses and also how firms establish partnerships internationally. 

He was a member of the Business & Economics Panel in Research Assessment Exercise in Hong Kong and sits on the editorial boards of more than 12 journals, including Journal of Services Marketing, The Service Industries Journal and Management Decision. He is the Associate Editor, Europe for Journal of Service Theory and Practice JSTP (formerly MSQ). Professor Altinay has a strong record of attracting blue chip external funding, including from the ESRC and the British Academy. 

This free seminar offers a unique opportunity to meet colleagues, share experiences and ideas, and network on various themes affecting tourism research and practice both within and outside the UK.

To book your place contact Gulizar Karaca (

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