Past Accomplishments and Ways Forward on International Immigrant Entrepreneurship Research
29 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2012 Last revised: 10 Nov 2012
Date Written: August 1, 2012
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
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