Arab Industrialization in Israel

Arab Industrialization in Israel : Ethnic Entrepreneurship in the Periphery

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Arab entrepreneurs in Israel form part of a traditional, yet peripheral, ethnic minority attempting to integrate into Israel's larger economy. This study, based on extensive fieldwork, focuses on the obstacles that these Arab entrepreneurs and new industrialists must overcome in their development towards industrialization. The research exposes a highly flexible entrepreneurial culture making use of a limited set of opportunities and resources. The work makes a strong contribution to comparative cross-cultural research and theoretical formulations on issues of ethnic more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 10.16mm | 362.87g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0275948560
  • 9780275948566

About Izhak Schnell

IZHAK SCHNELL is a social geographer in the Department of Geography at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He is also head of Beit-Berl College Supreme Academic Committee. His major fields of interest are in social geography, the experience of space and place, and Arab space in Israel. His work has been published in Hebrew, English, French, and German. MICHAEL SOFER is an economic geographer in the Department of Geography at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and head of the Geography Department at Levinski Teachers College. He is currently involved in research on the industrialization and transformation of rural space. ISRAEL DRORI is a social anthropologist in the Public Policy program and the Department of Labor Studies at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. His major fields of interest include organizational culture, industrial organization, and R&D. He has conducted research on development and social change in the Caribbean, Central America, Africa, and Arab and Druze settlements in more

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?This volume investigates the economic development of the Arab sector in Israel....should be accessible to all audiesnce, although it will be most useful to upper-division undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and professionals.?-Choiceshow more

Table of contents

Preface Background Introduction Theory and Concepts Arab Industry The Israeli Arabs The Development of Arab Industry Branch Structure and Spatial Distribution Industrial Entrepreneurship The Model of Industrial Entrepreneurship Capital and Human Resources Industrial Linkages Land and Infrastructure The Entrepreneurial Milieu The Arab Entrepreneurial Milieu The Israeli Milieu Conclusions Bibliography Indexshow more