Sampling Minority Business Owners and Their Families: The Understudied Entrepreneurial Experience

34 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2008

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Alvin N. Puryear

City University of New York - Department of Management

Edward G. Rogoff

CUNY Baruch College

Myung-Soo Lee

Baruch College - CUNY

Ramona K. Zachary

City University of New York - Department of Management

Elissa B. Grossman

Loyola Marymount University

George Haynes

University of Montana

Joseph I. Onochie

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College CUNY

Abstract

We here review and critique prior research on minority entrepreneurship, paying particular attention to the contributions and limitations of deployed sampling techniques and research methodologies. As based on this review, we then introduce the 2003 and 2005 National Minority Business Owner Surveysa comprehensive and primary data collection effort that used varied methodologies to secure in-depth information about random national samples of African American, Korean American, and Mexican American populations as well as a comparison sample of nonminority business owners. We present the initial business ownership profiles developed with these recent data, in part, as a benchmark of the U.S. entrepreneurial experience, and compare the profiles with those presented in prior research. These profiles document similarities and differences across the four groups and provide an empirical foundation for understanding the origin of those similarities and differences. No longer can we ignore the in-depth study of minority businesses and their owning families nor can we simply assume that all businesses are the same, regardless of minority status or ethnicity.

Suggested Citation

Puryear, Alvin N. and Rogoff, Edward G. and Lee, Myung-Soo and Zachary, Ramona K. and Grossman, Elissa B. and Haynes, George and Onochie, Joseph I., Sampling Minority Business Owners and Their Families: The Understudied Entrepreneurial Experience. Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 422-455, July 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1144275 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-627X.2008.00251.x

Alvin N. Puryear (Contact Author)

City University of New York - Department of Management ( email )

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Edward G. Rogoff

CUNY Baruch College ( email )

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Myung-Soo Lee

Baruch College - CUNY ( email )

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Ramona K. Zachary

City University of New York - Department of Management ( email )

NY
United States

Elissa B. Grossman

Loyola Marymount University ( email )

Los Angeles, CA 90045
United States

George Haynes

University of Montana ( email )

Missoula, MT 59812
United States

Joseph I. Onochie

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College CUNY ( email )

17 Lexington Avenue
Dept. of Economics and Finance
New York, NY 10010
United States
212-802-6380 (Phone)
212-802-6353 (Fax)

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