Final report

‘Socio-Cultural factors, ethnic minority entrepreneurial orientation and a firm's growth: A comparative study of Turkish and Chinese small firms in the UK’, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC. Project Reference: RES-061-23-0051).

This project was carried out from October 2006 to September 2008. We conducted 264 face to face interviews with Turkish and Chinese small business owners operating in various sectors including retailing, catering, professional services and manufacturing in different boroughs of London. Based on our researchers’ completed questionnaires, interview notes, fieldwork reports and databases the project investigators completed the final report.

The research team:

  • Dr Levent Altinay, Principle Investigator
  • Dr Catherine L Wang, Co-principle Investigator
  • Dr Xiangqun Chang, Researcher
  • Dr. Eser Altinay, Researcher

The final report consists of six parts:

  • I. Descriptive statistics
  • II. General findings
  • III. Are their voices being heard?: Turkish and Chinese Businesses in London
  • IV. Learning from the successful Turkish and Chinese businessmen Business Start-Ups
  • V. Small ethnic minority businesses’ battle for competition: Is labour shortage an issue?
  • VI. Chinese Businesses in London: An Evolving Business Landscape


China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) arranged a joint seminar at LSE in October 2008. The seminar was entitled ‘Social Embeddedness and Entrepreneurial Orientation in Ethnic Small Firms in the UK’. We also sent the final report to various media and websites of the Turkish and Chinese communities in the UK.


Please contact Dr. Catherine Wang via email:

Contact details:

Levent Altinay, BSc, MSc and PhD, Reader in Strategic Management in the Service Industry
The Business School, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0BP, United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 483832;  Fax: + 44 (0) 1865 483878;

Catherine L Wang, BA, MSc and PhD, Senior Lecturer in Strategy
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1784 414299; Email:


"社会文化因素, 少数民族企业家取向及企业增长: 一个英国的土耳其和华人小企业的比较研究"是由经济及社会研究局资助 (ESRC. 研究参考: RES-061-23-0051).



  • Levent Altinay 博士, 主要调查员
  • Catherine L Wang 博士, 共同主要调查员
  • 常向群博士, 研究员
  • Eser Altinay 博士, 研究员


  • I. 描述性统计数据
  • II. 一般发现
  • III. 他们的声音是否被听到?在伦敦的土耳其和华人商业
  • IV. 向成功的土耳其和中国商人学习
  • V. 小型少数民族企业的竞争战:劳工短缺是否问题?
  • VI. 伦敦的华人商业: 发展中的商业景观


中国比较研究网络 (CCPN)  于2008年10月在伦敦经济学院安排了一个共同研讨会。研讨会名为‘英国少数族裔小企业的社会深入性和企业家精神 ’. 我们也将最终报告寄给了英国的土耳其和华人社区的各种媒体和网站。


请通过电子邮件联系王Catherine 博士:


Levent Altinay, BSc, MSc and PhD, 服务业策略管理Reader

英国牛津Brookes大学商学院, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 0BP

电话: + 44 (0) 1865 483832;  Fax: + 44 (0) 1865 483878;

Catherine L Wang, BA, MSc and PhD, 策略高级讲师

英国伦敦大学Royal Holloway管理学院, Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX

电话: +44 (0)1784 414299; Email:



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