Entrepreneurship and Religion: Korean Immigrants in Houston, Texas

Entrepreneurship and Religion: Korean Immigrants in Houston, Texas

by Victoria Hyonchu Kwon
     
 

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815326137
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Garland Studies in Entrepreneurship Series
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. IIntroduction3
Ch. IIHistorical Overview of Korean Immigration to the United States11
The First Period of Korean Immigration to the United States: 1880-196412
The Second Period of Korean Immigration to the United States: 1965 to Present16
Position of Korea Within the International Capitalist System21
Summary29
Ch. IIISocial and Demographic Profile of Korean Immigrants in the United States31
Social and Demographic Characteristics31
Economic Activity and Religious Behavior45
Summary51
Ch. IVKorean Entrepreneurs and Their Economic Activities in Houston53
Emergences of Korean Entrepreneurs in Houston58
Korean Business Community in Houston66
Business Network81
Ch. VThe Korean Ethnic Church83
Korean Churches in the Houston Area84
History of the Korean Ethnic Church in Houston86
KECH as an Organizational Support System for Immigrants91
The KECH and Second Generation Koreans104
Summary114
Ch. VISummary and Conclusion117
Social and Demographic Characteristics118
Korean Entrepreneurs: Theoretical Implications119
The Ethnic Church124
Future Research Implications126
Appendix A129
Appendix B135
Appendix C139
Bibliography147
Index155

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