Mobile Entrepreneurs

An Ethnographic Study of the Migration of the Highly Skilled

Katrin Sontag

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Mobile Entrepreneurs

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Pub Date: July 2018

ISBN: 9783863887902

171 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $55.00

Mobile Entrepreneurs

An Ethnographic Study of the Migration of the Highly Skilled

Katrin Sontag

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Migration, mobility, and globalization are transforming ways of working and living. Business activities, relationships and a sense of belonging are often not tied to any one place. This book explores biographies of highly mobile startup founders who often run startups that have been called „born global“. It describes how they move, how they orientate and perceive themselves, and how migration and mobility play a role beyond the physical act of ‘moving’. Presenting current ethnographic research, the book critically discusses approaches in migration and mobility studies and the research field of the „migration of the highly skilled“.

About the Author

Katrin Sontag (PhD) is Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Basel in the Department of Social Sciences, Subject Area Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, and a Fellow at the National Center of Competence in Research nccr – on the move, Switzerland.