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dc.contributor.authorSmart, Josephine
dc.contributor.authorSmart, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-06T15:49:27Z
dc.date.available2017-04-06T15:49:27Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/51902
dc.descriptionPresented at an invited workshop on “Entrepreneurship, Artisans, and Traders: The Remaking of China-Latin America Economies”, May 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on Chinese dominance in the grocery and restaurant sectors in Panama and Belize. Drawing on data collected in 2015 and 2013 respectively, we examine emerging and expanding economic and social linkages between China and Central America. Rapid expansion of Chinese ownership in the grocery retail sector in Panama and Belize provides a focus to explore the conditions, practices and specific entanglements of transnational social, cultural, policy and economic links that shape the economic and social integration of recent Chinese immigrants in these two countries, and its impact on local people and society. First, we are interested in whether the scale of a Chinese enterprise operating across cultural boundaries influences business practices. Second, we are interested in how kinship networks, regional ties and dialectical origins affect migration decisions, and how these processes contribute to social, economic and political integration of Chinese immigrants in the host countries.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectChinese businessen_US
dc.subjectCentral Americaen_US
dc.titleImmigrant entrepreneurship and transcultural dynamics – A study of Chinese businesses in the grocery and restaurant sectors in contemporary Panama and Belizeen_US
dc.typeworking paperen_US
dc.description.refereedNoen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.description.grantingagencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Councilen_US
dc.publisher.departmentAnthropology and Archaeologyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/10086


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