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Nets and Nettles: Two Conceptions of Community for Two Ghanaian Migrant Businesses
In this paper, I present two distinct approaches to migrant entrepreneurship. I conducted an ethnography of two Ghanaian migrant businesses, one of which draws on the Ghanaian community, and the other which distances itself from it. I show that our current understanding of social capital romanticises the notion of community, and that from the perspective of particular entrepreneurs, the same mechanisms by which social capital provides benefits for businesses can as well lead to detrimentaldoi:10.21985/n2v75k fatcat:azfjfykbybbkdj3ipuxjxefdty