torsdag 13 oktober 2016
fredag 26 augusti 2016
During May and June, I have been in the United Kingdom and interviewed many Somali business owners in this project.
I have got plenty ideas and perspectives after this fieldwork. So I am sharing here some pictures of the interviews.
Thanks to Kamprad Stiftelse for financing this project.
Cafeteria Owner in Birmingham
Garment Shop Owners
A view of Birmingham, Small Heath - a quarter of plenty Somali businesses
Different ethnicities go along each other in Small Heath
Special clothes you may not find somewhere else
A garment/clothes shop in Leicester
A shop semi-closed during Ramadan. I had to crawl under to find people
St Matthews in Leicester, where you may find Somali business owners
Different Somali shops in St Matthews, especially a popular Somali Cafeteria with specialties from Somalia (with a Swedish taste)
The Somali Community Organisation in Leceister
The creation of a kindergarten in the Somali Community Organisation
View of the streets in Leicester
Different Somali shops in Leicester
A technician living in Holland that moved to the UK and started a technical shop
Different ethnicities coming in the shop
Many clothes and garment but also perfume shops
Even taxi companies you may find in Leicester
A Swedish-Somali Cafe in Leicester
A Swedish-Somali shop in Leicester
Living more than 15 years in Sweden before moving to the UK and starting a shop
A Money exchange and taxi business owner in Leicester
In London, co-existing shops share rental fees
A Somali accountant helps other stores around
Somali restaurant in London
The view of the street
Upplagd av Gabriela Andersson kl. 01:56
tisdag 19 april 2016
Yesterday, I carried out a seminar together with prof. Benny Carlson at Global Political Studies, KS, Malmö University. We presented our project and got lots of interesting feedbacks. Thanks everyone who showed up at the seminar.
Upplagd av Gabriela Andersson kl. 00:23
fredag 8 april 2016
onsdag 6 april 2016
I have been engaged and active with this project since November 2015.
Prof Benny Carlson and Tobias Schölin have travelled to the USA and interviewed many entrepreneurs. They have written a paper about their experience.
I have been collecting data from field interviews with Somali entrepreneurs in Sweden, as well as organising interviews that have already been done - a total of 55 interviews.
In these interviews, I have been collecting data about entrepreneurs' background, education, professional experience, difficulties, motivations, life story etc.
Somali store in Växjö
Somali Finance business
Macken - an oil station that became a joint-company to help others to start companies or sell their work
Inside view of another store
Another store in a house building
A closed store during open hours
Much snow that day
Upplagd av Gabriela Andersson kl. 02:01