Born Entrepreneurs?: Immigrant Self-Employment in Spain

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Amsterdam University Press, 2010 - Business & Economics - 180 pages
Are immigrants more enterprising than natives in Spain? How successful are migrant entrepreneurs compared to those who start businesses in their country of birth? With the growth of migration worldwide, questions such as these are garnering the attention of economists, policymakers and scholars. Born Entrepreneurs? asks how foreignness affects an immigrant's ability to launch and to grow a successful business. It also explores the economic and social benefits that immigrants might derive from self-employment and the unique factors at play in so-called ethnic and immigrant entrepreneurship.
 

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Contents

Graphs
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Introduction and context
13
1 Introduction
15
Policies and facts
23
Theoretical discussion
51
3 Literature review
53
4 Conceptual framework
75
Empirical study
81
5 Data and methodology
83
6 Results of the empirical analysis
117
Conclusions and implications
141
7 Final conclusions
143
8 Academic and policy implications
149
References
153
Appendices
159
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About the author (2010)

Nahikari Irastorza is a postdoctoral researcher funded by the Basque regional government at Metropolis British Columbia, Simon Fraser University. She has conducted research in Spain, Sweden, Colombia and Canada. She has published several book chapters and presented her work at various international conferences in Europe and North America.

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