This article explores the experiences of highly educated descendants of migrants from Turkey when achieving leading positions in the corporate business, education, and law sectors in France. It illustrates the forms of capital and strategies that are considered significant for accessing leadership positions in these sectors, and how experiences vary across different fields. Our research illuminates the various strategies pursued by descendants of migrants from Turkey in their pathways to attaining leadership positions, and suggests how similar forms of capital work in distinct ways across different sectors.

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Keywords Descendants of migrants, fields, forms of capital, France, Turkey, upward mobility
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Journal Ethnic and Racial Studies
Keskiner, E, & Crul, M.R.J. (2017). How to reach the top? Fields, forms of capital, and strategies in accessing leadership positions in France among descendants of migrants from Turkey. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(2), 283–300. doi:10.1080/01419870.2017.1245435