Human resource characteristics of international new ventures : the role of immigrant entrepreneurs

Zolin, Roxanne & Scholosser, Francine (2011) Human resource characteristics of international new ventures : the role of immigrant entrepreneurs. In Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference, 8 – 11 June 2011, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse, New York.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs (IE) are often portrayed as pushed into self-employment due to employment barriers in their adopted countries. But IE have human resources, like international experience, which can help them form international new ventures (INV). We question the role of IE in INV. We use randomly selected data from 561 young firms from the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE) project. We find that IE are over-represented in INV and have many characteristics known to facilitate INV success including more founders, university degree, international connections and technical capability. These findings are relevant to policy makers, and nascent IE.

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ID Code: 43319
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Human Resource Characteristics, International New Ventures, Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2011 21:53
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 10:19

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