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Ethnic enterprise governance: a public choice analysis of Liverpool's Chinatown

Ethnic enterprise governance: a public choice analysis of Liverpool's Chinatown Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use a case study of Liverpool, UK, to perform a public choice analysis of the governance of Chinatown. This case study is a theoretical application of clubs and interest group theory to ethnic economies. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on fieldwork conducted in the Chinatown of Liverpool, England. It utilises interviews, surveys and observation to capture the emergence of the organisation of the community. Findings – The paper demonstrates how the availability of regeneration funds can create incentives for voluntary community associations to switch into predatory rent‐seeking collectives. The characteristics of a Chinese community are predisposed towards being an effective interest group. Originality/value – The paper presents new primary data and is a rare attempt to chart the evolution and development of “ethnic enterprise governance”. It extends the existing literature on the economic organisation of Chinatown into a theory of the political representation of ethnic communities, utilising the tradition of rational choice political science. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Enterprising Communities People and Places in the Global Economy Emerald Publishing

Ethnic enterprise governance: a public choice analysis of Liverpool's Chinatown

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1750-6204
DOI
10.1108/17506201211210984
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use a case study of Liverpool, UK, to perform a public choice analysis of the governance of Chinatown. This case study is a theoretical application of clubs and interest group theory to ethnic economies. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on fieldwork conducted in the Chinatown of Liverpool, England. It utilises interviews, surveys and observation to capture the emergence of the organisation of the community. Findings – The paper demonstrates how the availability of regeneration funds can create incentives for voluntary community associations to switch into predatory rent‐seeking collectives. The characteristics of a Chinese community are predisposed towards being an effective interest group. Originality/value – The paper presents new primary data and is a rare attempt to chart the evolution and development of “ethnic enterprise governance”. It extends the existing literature on the economic organisation of Chinatown into a theory of the political representation of ethnic communities, utilising the tradition of rational choice political science.

Journal

Journal of Enterprising Communities People and Places in the Global EconomyEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 23, 2012

Keywords: United Kingdom; Cities; Communities; Entrepreneurialism; Ethnic groups; Governance; City managers; Clubs; Ethnic entrepreneurship; Rent seeking; Regeneration

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