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Transnationalising the mixed-embeddedness approach in migrant entrepreneurship research

This Cluster focuses on advancing the on-going debates on transnational migrant entrepreneurship from a comparative analytical perspective, by providing a theoretical and conceptual contribution rooted in the migration research field to the field of transnational migrant entrepreneurship. This Cluster thus proposes to innovate and fine-tune the mixed embeddedness approach to the field of transnational migrant entrepreneurship, reflecting the urgency to understand the growing number of migrant entrepreneurs establishing businesses that span across borders.    

Edited by Giacomo Solano, Sakura Yamamura

Extending mixed embeddedness to a multi-dimensional concept of transnational entrepreneurship
By Sakura Yamamura & Paul Lassalle 
Published on: 31 March 2022

Multifocality and opportunity structure: towards a mixed embeddedness model for transnational migrant entrepreneurship
By Giacomo Solano, Veronique Schutjens & Jan Rath 
Published on: 10 January 2022

Socio and ethno-cultural embeddedness of transnational Nigerian immigrant entrepreneurs in Ghana
By Thomas Antwi Bosiakoh & Bernard Acquah Obeng 
Published on: 28 December 2021

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The journal of Comparative Migration Studies has of June 2022 received its first Web of Science Impact Factor score. We are happy to report Journal Citation Report (JCR) rating of 4.417!

The journal Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) invites applications for several new members of the Editorial Board. In particular, CMS invites non-European scholars working on migration and (migration-related) diversity from various disciplines, including sociology, demography, anthropology, political sciences, law, geography and economics.

Comparative Migration Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal that has been selected for inclusion in the Web of Science. CMS is associated with the IMISCOE Research Network. CMS distinguishes itself as a journal on three elements:

  • An explicit comparative orientation. We believe that a focus on comparative research can promote the theoretical development of migration studies. This can involve various types of comparative studies (between countries, groups, levels, historical periods).
  • A wide disciplinary angle. CMS aims to develop a wide disciplinary angle, such as political science, economics, law, history, demography, social geography, sociology, cultural studies, literature, psychology and anthropology.
  • An open access journal. We believe open access nowadays is the best way to get the widest possible exposure for the work published in our journal. Publishing your articles with CMS means that other scholars will have easy access to your work and will be more likely to actually read it and refer to it. Open access publishing is not without costs.

In order to develop the journal further, and to make sure that all relevant disciplines and methodological traditions are well represented, the editorial board will be expanded. We invite applications from scholars from various disciplines:

  • working in the field of migration studies
  • special interest in comparative research
  • quantitative research background

Being member of the editorial board means that you will be involved in policymaking regarding the journal and that as editor you will be in charge of reviewing articles that are in your area of expertise (on average a couple of hours per month).

Applications should include 1 A4 with a motivation letter and a full CV. The current editorial board will select a number of applicants for a personal meeting. Subsequently, we expect to add 3 new members to the editorial board of CMS starting from September this year. Applications should be sent to no later than July 15, 2022. For more information on the journal, please visit .

Editors in Chief of CMS

Prof.dr. Sawitri Saharso
Prof.dr. Peter Scholten

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