Towards a better understanding of immigrant entrepreneuership
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CitationMayuto, R. ve Su, Z. (2018). Towards a better understanding of immigrant entrepreneuership. International Congress on Business and Marketing. s. 29-56.
The growing number and importance of immigrants, and particularly immigrant entrepreneurs (IEs), deserves more attention from intenational business practitioners and scholars. Their integration within western host countries is increasingly becoming an international issue. Immigrants can be a source of socioeconomic vitality. However, the positive potential of immigration can only be realized if, inter alia, entrepreneurial integration into host societies is successful. In this study, our objective is to generate a theoretical framework for understanding the factors influencing immigrants' entrepreneurial performance. We use qualitative research wit IEs in canada to argue that the performance of IEs depends in large part on their motivation to perform in their host country, which is largely explained by their motivation to create business. From the qualitative data, we derive four different types of immigrant entreprenuer, and suggest that the particular type will determine the performance of the immigrant. The relationship between motivation to create and motivation to perform as well as the relationship between motivation to perform and performance itself is moderated by "strategy", "commitment" and "opportunity", such that the effect of these, in turn, vary according to the different types of immigrant entreprenuer. Recognition or knowledge of the types of IE and the moderatşng factors will be valuable for practitioners, as well as opening up new investigation avenues for academics.
SourceInternational Congress on Business and Marketing
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