Impact of embeddedness in ethnic networks on business growth : evidence from Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs in Australia
Zolin, Roxanne, Chang, Artemis, Yang, Xiaohua , & Ho, Elly Yi-Hsuan (2011) Impact of embeddedness in ethnic networks on business growth : evidence from Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs in Australia. In Proceedings of: 31st Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), Syracuse, New York.
Immigrant entrepreneurship, or, self-employment by immigrants (Light & Bonacich, 1988), has been of growing interest to researchers (Hosler, 1996). This is due in part to major immigrant receiving countries, such as Australia, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Western Europe, experiencing a high growth rate in their immigrant populations, leading to a more visible presence of immigrant business in major cities (Woon, 2008). By starting their own businesses, immigrant entrepreneurs may circumvent some of the barriers and disadvantages encountered in looking for a job (Sequeira & Rasheed, 2006). Successful immigrant entrepreneurs will integrate into the economy by creating jobs, providing products and services for members of their own ethnic community and society, as well as introducing new products and services that expand consumers’ choices (Rath & Kloosterman, 2000). Immigrant entrepreneurs tend to start business within their ethnic enclave, as it is an integral part of their social and cultural context and the location where ethnic resources reside (Logan et al., 2002). An ethnic enclave is an interdependent network of social and business relationships that are geographically concentrated with its co-ethnic people (Portes & Bach, 1985).
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Ethnic networks, Business Growth, Chinese Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Australia, Entrepreneurship|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 please consult the authors|
|Deposited On:||22 Mar 2012 13:46|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2013 02:59|
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