Conflict, displacement, and economic revival: the case of the internally displaced minority entrepreneurs in Pakistan

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Khan, M. and Sepulveda Ramirez, L. 2022. Conflict, displacement, and economic revival: the case of the internally displaced minority entrepreneurs in Pakistan. Strategic Change. 31 (4), pp. 461-477. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2515
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TitleConflict, displacement, and economic revival: the case of the internally displaced minority entrepreneurs in Pakistan
AuthorsKhan, M. and Sepulveda Ramirez, L.
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This article examines entreprise activities developed by internally displaced religious minorities (IDRM) and the role that social capital plays in supporting such activities. In particular, the paper examines how social capital is linked to micro enterprise development and the economic survival/revival of internally displaced religious minorities in Pakistan and why the link between entrepreneurship and social capital is critical for contexts with absent or poorly designed enterprise development policies. A three-staged, sequential research design was adopted, which comprised the analysis of secondary data on IDRM, face-to-face survey of entrepreneurs and interviews in two selected study sites.
Our evidence shows how the role of social capital in supporting entrepreneurial activities is determined by socioeconomic inequalities as well as the characteristics of the formal enterprise support infrastructure, i.e. where formal institutions are weak, social capital is the main source of entrepreneurial support, with different types of social capital networks delivering different outcomes.

Sustainable Development Goals10 Reduced inequalities
Research GroupCentre for Enterprise, Environment and Development Research (CEEDR)
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWiley
JournalStrategic Change
ISSN1086-1718
Electronic1099-1697
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Online27 May 2022
Print01 Jul 2022
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Deposited06 Jun 2022
Accepted27 May 2022
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© 2022 The Authors. Strategic Change published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/jsc.2515
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