A3 Book chapter
The Case Story of Inga, an Estonian Craft Shop Owner in Finland

List of Authors: Satu Aaltonen, Elisa Akola
Place: Cham, Switzerland
Publication year: 2019
Book title *: Diaspora Networks in International Business
Title of series: Contributions to Management Science
Number of pages: 16
ISBN: 978-3-319-91094-9
eISBN: 978-3-319-91095-6
ISSN: 1431-1941


This chapter reveals
the essential roles of trust and bridging social capital in an immigrant
business start-up process, which takes place in an environment lacking business
opportunities based on serving one's own ethnic community. The
narrative unveils how the business start-up process of Inga—an Estonian in
Finland—is intertwined with the personal and professional processes of her
social inclusion in a new host country. There were several liabilities to
overcome during the business start-up process, despite the cultural proximity
of her home and host countries. Her story reveals a little-studied phenomenon
of the Nordic diaspora.

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