Amish enterprise: the collective power of ethnic entrepreneurship

  title={Amish enterprise: the collective power of ethnic entrepreneurship},
  author={Donald B. Kraybill and Steven M. Nolt and Erik J. Wesner},
  journal={Global Business and Economics Review},
This paper examines how Amish communities build and sustain enterprises that produce and/or sell goods to both ethnic and non-ethnic markets. Based on qualitative research including interviews with 161 Amish entrepreneurs in 23 communities in the USA, the authors develop a transformative model of ethnic community entrepreneurship. The analytical model conceptualises the dynamic interaction between three forces/agents – cultural constraints, cultural resources, entrepreneurs – and shows how they… 

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