The Involvement of Albanian Ethnic Immigrants in Entrepreneurship as a New Possibility on their Integration in the International Labour Market - Their Role in Transnational Bridging For Homemade Products (Case Of The Province Of Milan, Italy)

MA. Ilir Bejta, MSc. Elvira Fetahu


It is like a circle, using business to build social integration and using social integration to increase competitiveness in the labour market for the Albanian ethnic immigrant minorities, increasing as well their human capital capacities, especially bridging transnational on domestic products and brands in order to make it easier for those to internationalize. Consequently, it will valorise their social position in the societies they live and work.

This paper addresses and analysis, as well as evaluates the role entrepreneurship has on the social development and social integration of the ethnic immigrant minorities and the increase of their attractiveness in the international labour market.

The paper addresses also the reasons and factors impacting the emerging of ethnic immigrant entrepreneurship worldwide and in EU. It analyzes their role on the world entrepreneurship and economic system, the actual situation of ethnic immigrant minorities, their social networks and organizations emerged due to their role as a new force and human capital in these markets. In this framework, being a transnational bridge on the internationalization of their home country products and culture, the Albanian ethnic immigrant entrepreneurship, as the main focus group of this study, can increase its possibilities to be more competitive in the labour market.

Economic integration induces immigrants to increase contacts and be part of economic networks and  social networks too, as well as improve, as a necessity deriving from the economic competition, their human capital capacities and capabilities getting use of international labour market. Considering economic and human capital development we will measure their impact on the social welfare and integration of the ethnic immigrant minority groups in the modern society (Albanians in Province of Milan, Italy).


Ethnic immigrant entrepreneurship; human capital; transnational bridging; social integration;


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