ATLANTA—Immigrant entrepreneurship has emerged as an important urban phenomenon as cities around the world continue to attract both domestic and international migrants, according to Cathy Yang Liu, an expert in urban policy and economic development issues with a global focus.
Editor of the book, “Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Cities: Global Perspectives,” Liu and her colleagues draw on comparative evidence from several international cities to explore the various dimensions of immigrant entrepreneurship and its impact on urban development.
The newest volume in Springer’s Urban Book Series, it is written by contributors who provide 16 case study cities from 14 countries, with a particular emphasis on emerging economies.
“Immigrant-owned businesses not only are changing the business landscape in their host communities; they are transforming the spatial, economic, social and cultural dynamics of cities and regions,” Liu said. Professor Liu chairs the Department of Public Management & Policy in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.
“It is important to understand the larger impact of these businesses along with the experiences of immigrant entrepreneurs. This knowledge will better shape policies crafted to encourage and grow these economic drivers that are essential to the health of our cities.”
“Immigrant Entrepreneurship for Cities” is available from Springer and a variety of booksellers online.
Cathy Yang Liu
Professor and Chair,
Public Management & Policy
Cathy Yang Liu is the Department Chair and a Professor of Public Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. She received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California and Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She serves as the faculty director for the Urban Planning and Policy concentration in bachelor, master, and Ph.D. in public policy degree programs and as faculty advisor for the Graduate Certificate in Planning and Economic Development.