Past Accomplishments and Ways Forward on International Immigrant Entrepreneurship Research

29 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2012 Last revised: 10 Nov 2012

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Rocío Aliaga-Isla

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Department of Business Economics

Alex Rialp

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Izaias Martins

EAFIT University - School of Management; Autonomous University of Barcelona - Departament of Business Economics

Date Written: August 1, 2012

Abstract

What has been done in international immigrant entrepreneurship? And what are the trends that marked this phenomenon in research arenas? To address these questions, 40 articles published in top-tier journals are examined based on their: (a) objectives, (b) theoretical frameworks and (c) methodologies. Content analysis is used for reviewing the articles. The results indicate that North America is the region with most studies published in this topic, followed by Europe and Oceania. It was identified that the micro-level of analysis, empirical approach, deductive design and quantitative methodologies were the most predominant characteristics in immigrant entrepreneurship research. Some limitations and future lines of research are pointed out.

Keywords: immigrant entrepreneurship, immigrant entrepreneur, literature review

Suggested Citation

Aliaga-Isla, Rocío and Rialp, Alex and Martins, Izaias, Past Accomplishments and Ways Forward on International Immigrant Entrepreneurship Research (August 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2121242 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2121242

Rocío Aliaga-Isla (Contact Author)

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Department of Business Economics ( email )

Campus Bellaterra
Barcelona, 08193
Spain

Alex Rialp

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Campus Bellaterra
Barcelona, 08193
Spain

Izaias Martins

EAFIT University - School of Management ( email )

Carrera 49 N° 7 sur – 50
Bogotá, Antioquia 00000
Colombia

Autonomous University of Barcelona - Departament of Business Economics ( email )

Edifici B, Campus UAB 08193 Bellaterra
Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona 08193
Spain
34-93 581 2555 (Fax)

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