Apprentice Entrepreneurs? Ethnic Minority Workers in the Independent Restaurant Sector
Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002
Work, Employment, and Society. 2001. Vol. 15. No. 2. P. 353-372.
Rather than co-ethnic ties, workers' labour market experiences highlight the importance of the opportunity structure in shaping employment choices. The evidence of the current research suggests that the goal of self-employment was not widely held; and although many workers did move around to acquire better paid work, this was not part of a strategic route to becoming a restaurateur. Some workers did cherish such ambitions, but were inhibited by major obstacles. These included intense competition, high start-up costs, and a lack of know-how. The labour market and social context of the firm often militated against the hazardous proposition of self-employment.