Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Koreans in Los Angeles, 1965-1982

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A decade in preparation, Immigrant Entrepreneurs offers the most comprehensive case study ever completed of the causes and consequences of immigrant business ownership. Koreans are the most entrepreneurial of America's new immigrants. By the mid-1970s Americans had already become aware that Korean immigrants were opening, buying, and operating numerous business enterprises in major cities. When Koreans flourished in small business, Americans wanted to know how immigrants could find lucrative business opportunities where native-born Americans could not. Somewhat later, when Korean-black conflicts surfaced in a number of cities, Americans also began to fear the implications for intergroup relations of immigrant entrepreneurs who start in the middle rather than at the bottom of the social and economic hierarchy.

Nowhere was immigrant enterprise more obvious or impressive than in Los Angeles, the world's largest Korean settlement outside of Korea and America's premier city of small business. Analyzing both the short-run and the long-run causes of Korean entrepreneurship, the authors explain why the Koreans could find, acquire, and operate small business firms more easily than could native-born residents. They also provide a context for distinguishing clashes of culture and clashes of interest which cause black-Korean tensions in cities, and for framing effective policies to minimize the tensions.

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Ivan Light is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Edna Bonacich is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside.

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"A broadly conceived and illuminating analysis of the interplay among a variety of subnational, national, and international factors that produced a particular pattern of immigrant entrepreneurship among Koreans in Southern California. It provides a satisfying analysis of an interesting phenomenon."--Joanne Nagel, "Contemporary Sociology

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