Browse selected secondary sources on immigrant entrepreneurship. A bibliography of selected secondary sources from the biographical articles and essays is available here.
Light, Ivan. "Asian Enterprise in America." Self-Help in Urban America, edited by Scott Cummings. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1980, 33-57.
Livesay, Harold C. American Made: Shapers of the American Economy. New York: Pearson-Longman, 2007.
McCabe, Ina Baghdiantz, Gelina Harlaftis and Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou (eds.). Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks: Four Centuries of History. New York: Berg, 2005.
McCraw, Thomas K. (ed.). Creating Modern Capitalism: How Entrepreneurs, Companies, and Countries Triumphed in Three Industrial Revolutions. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1997.
Portes, Alejandro (ed.). The Economic Sociology of Immigration: Essays on Networks, Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1995.
Portes, Alejandro and Rubèn G. Rumbaut (eds.). Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
Portes, Alejandro and Steven Shafer. "Revisiting the Enclave Hypothesis: Miami Twenty-Five Years Later." The Sociology of Entrepreneurship, edited by Martin Ruef and Michael Lounsbury. Oxford: Elsevier JAI, 2007.
Tedlow, Richard S. Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built. New York: Harper Business, 2001.
Terry, Carole Cosgrove. Die Deutschen in Kalifornien: Germans in Urban California, 1850-1860. Ph.D. diss, University of Nevada, Las Vegas May 2012.
Vertovec, Steven. "Conceiving and Researching Transnationalism." Ethnic and Racial Studies 22 (1999): 447-462.
Wadhwa, Vivek. "Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs: An Underestimated American Resource." Kauffman Thoughtbook 2009 Kansas City, MO: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2009, Available Online.
Waldinger, Roger. "Immigrant Enterprise: A Critique and Reformulation." Theory and Society 15 (1986): 249-285.
Wilk, Gerard H. and Don Heinrich Tolzmann. Americans from Germany. Indianapolis: Max Kade German-American Center Indiana German Heritage Society, 1995.