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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91095-6_18

URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-91095-6_18


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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