Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Mix of embeddedness and embeddedness of mix – Macro policy responses to immigrant entrepreneurship in Sweden


The aim of this research is to explore the most general preconditions that have framed policies and regulations directed towards small business in general and immigrants small business in particular in Sweden during the last three decades. These preconditions are related to the general transformation that Swedish welfare state has been undergoing during this period that profoundly affected economic-, labour market-, social immigration-, integration-, regional-, municipal- and other policies, which in its turn affected more or less directly immigrant entrepreneurship policies in narrow sense. Some of these policies will be explored in detail in the article, and consequences of these developments for opportunity structures, as well as for narrow support policies directed to immigrant entrepreneurs will be discussed.


Tobias Schölin

Zoran Slavnic, Linköping University