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Primljeno: 20. 03. 2006.
Chinese Transnational Entrepreneurs in Budapest and Belgrade: Seeking the Markets in the Transition Economies
ABSTRACT Central and Southeastern European countries have witnessed a new phenomenon in the last two decades – Chinese migration that has qualitatively and quantitatively different characteristics in comparison with previous periods and other regions. Chinese migrants today are transnational migrants in terms of everyday practices and economic transactions performed in transnational social space. Their transnational entrepreneurship is the example par excellence of dual embeddedness that clearly joins the economic processes taking place in the sending country together with those in the receiving countries. The aim of this essay is to draw attention to the certain elements of this new phenomenon in Serbia and Montenegro, as well as to reveal the patterns of its enlargement that networks more than one receiving country.
KEY WORDS transnational social space, transnational migrant entrepreneurship, dual embeddedness, social networks, mixed economic embeddedness