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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.15176/vol55no202

Mixing Ethnic and Non-ethnic Economic Strategies: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Zagreb

Jasna Čapo   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0001-6181-2860 ; Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb
Petra Kelemen   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-3372-8175 ; Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

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APA 6th Edition
Čapo, J. & Kelemen, P. (2018). Mixing Ethnic and Non-ethnic Economic Strategies: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Zagreb. Narodna umjetnost, 55 (2), 29-56. https://doi.org/10.15176/vol55no202
MLA 8th Edition
Čapo, Jasna and Petra Kelemen. "Mixing Ethnic and Non-ethnic Economic Strategies: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Zagreb." Narodna umjetnost, vol. 55, no. 2, 2018, pp. 29-56. https://doi.org/10.15176/vol55no202. Accessed 2 Apr. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Čapo, Jasna and Petra Kelemen. "Mixing Ethnic and Non-ethnic Economic Strategies: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Zagreb." Narodna umjetnost 55, no. 2 (2018): 29-56. https://doi.org/10.15176/vol55no202
Harvard
Čapo, J., and Kelemen, P. (2018). 'Mixing Ethnic and Non-ethnic Economic Strategies: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Zagreb', Narodna umjetnost, 55(2), pp. 29-56. https://doi.org/10.15176/vol55no202
Vancouver
Čapo J, Kelemen P. Mixing Ethnic and Non-ethnic Economic Strategies: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Zagreb. Narodna umjetnost [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2020 April 02];55(2):29-56. https://doi.org/10.15176/vol55no202
IEEE
J. Čapo and P. Kelemen, "Mixing Ethnic and Non-ethnic Economic Strategies: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Zagreb", Narodna umjetnost, vol.55, no. 2, pp. 29-56, 2018. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.15176/vol55no202

Abstracts
The article analyses small and medium scale entrepreneurial activities of foreign nationals in Zagreb, the Croatian capital. Migrants’ businesses in the hospitality sector are analysed against the background of opportunities and constraints offered by the specific local and national context, and in relation to the city’s attempts to reposition itself within international networks of power. The authors argue that the city’s ambiguous position – of a national metropolis which lacks relative power internationally and attempts to reposition itself by developing tourism industry – has positive effects on migrants’ emplacement. It offers them an opportunity to fill in empty economic niches in the hospitality sector and partake of the current tourist boom and heightened demand for diversity. The article argues that the local context, which lacks international diversity and ethnic markets, does not lead to the creation of “ethnic businesses”. By their targeted clientele, workforce, social networking, location in the city centre and visions for business expansion migrant businesses employ mixed, ethnic and non-ethnic, economic strategies of emplacement. The article thus underlines the importance of the local embeddedness for migrants’ emplacement, whose constituent part are efforts made by the city at its international rescaling.

Keywords
international migrants, migrant entrepreneurship, economic emplacement, city-making, Zagreb

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