Religious-ethnic entrepreneurs planting seeds: a novel research agenda

Clara Margaça, Donizete Rodrigues

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Purpose: The relationship between ethnicity, religion and entrepreneurship is an emerging field, and an extremely important topic, considering the influence of these drivers on people’s lives and on entrepreneurs’ performance, in particular. This study aims to explore and contribute to a more robust understanding of this relationship. Design/methodology/approach: The main trends were disclosed using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis and VOSviewer. The set of articles cover the annual period from 1973 to 2022. The coupling analysis founded links to produce a framework outlining an integrative state of the art intersecting ethnicity and religion and entrepreneurship spectrum study. Findings: The analysis identified integrative relationships between the concepts of ethnicity, religion and entrepreneurship, which describe the direction of literature, resulting in five main categories. Originality/value: This study offers a novel framework and in-depth understanding to delve into this interrelationship research agenda. Guided by the gaps in the literature, a set of outstanding avenues for future research are proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalSociety and Business Review
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2023


  • Bibliometric review
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Scientific mapping analysis


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