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Paving professional futures: ethnic minority accountants in the United Kingdom

Ram, Monder and Carter, Sara (2003) Paving professional futures: ethnic minority accountants in the United Kingdom. International Small Business Journal, 21 (1). pp. 55-71. ISSN 0266-2426

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Abstract

There are some signs that ethnic minority entrepreneurs, particularly in the UK, are gradually diversifying into potentially more rewarding economic activities in the 'professions'. Yet, the experiences of these professional ethnic minority entrepreneurs have rarely been documented. This article explores the case of ethnic minority accountants operating as entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom. The results highlight the importance of the small ethnic minority accountancy practice as a stepping-stone for ethnic minorities seeking to establish themselves in the profession. An unanticipated finding is the potential importance of the ethnic minority accountants as a business resource for their ethnic minority clients. Finally, although ethnic minority accountants appear to be operating successfully, continued reliance on such firms may prove problematic.

Item type: Article
ID code: 16166
Keywords: accountants, business support, ethnic minority business, Commerce, Communities. Classes. Races, Finance, Business and International Management
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
Social Sciences > Communities. Classes. Races
Social Sciences > Finance
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Hunter Centre For Entrepreneurship
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    Depositing user: Miss Carol Ann Balloch
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 16:43
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 01:19
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/16166

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