The urban growth potential of second-generation migrant entrepreneurs: A sectoral study on Amsterdam

Baycan T., Sahin M., Nijkamp P.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW, vol.21, no.6, pp.971-986, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2011.11.005
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.971-986
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A rise in second-generation migrant entrepreneurs and an increasing focus on modern economic sectors have become new trends in migrant entrepreneurship in recent years. Although traditional sectors are still the most popular among the first-generation migrant entrepreneurs, because of the increasing pressure and their high competitiveness in traditional areas, nowadays new market niches are rapidly developing. While the first generation has more often become active in new areas such as the producer services sector which includes finance, insurance, real estate and business-related professional services, the second generation has contributed to the emergence of new areas of immigrant business activity such as the ICT sector and the creative industries.