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Migrant Entrepreneurs Perceptions of Host Country Business Environment: A Qualitative study of Migrant Entrepreneurs from Developing Countries in Sweden
Högskolan Väst, Institutionen för ekonomi och it, Avd för företagsekonomi.
2018 (engelsk)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
Abstract [en]

Migrant entrepreneurship has been studied on different aspects. This thesis aims to widen the knowledge on the area by deeply investigating how elements of the host country’s business environment is perceives by migrant entrepreneurs in food and beverage services. This sector of the industry attracts many migrant entrepreneurs in the host county. With different personalities and personal dimensions, studying perceptions is quite significant. The purpose is to bring on surface how these entrepreneurs perceive elements of host country’s business environment in two phases of the entrepreneurial process and how their perceptions affect their entrepreneurial behavior. The aim is to have a deeper understanding of perceptions from cognitive and affective level. Migrant entrepreneurs from five developing countries were studied. These includes Syria, Nepal, Turkey, Peru and Ethiopia. These were sampled within the Gothenburg region of Sweden. Semi- structure interview questions were asked on the starting and running phases of the entrepreneurial process. These questions were based on elements of the host country’s business environment. The elements studied on the starting phase include capital requirement, access to finance, registration and language and culture. The elements in the running phase include labor market regulations, taxes and laws. Empirical findings were drown from the collected data. The results of the analysis shows that perceptions of migrant entrepreneurs on the elements in the starting phase of the entrepreneurial process in the Swedish business environment attracted divergent views. Most agree that not requiring minimum entrepreneurial capital promotes entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial financing appear to be challenging while registration is perceived positively. Language and culture are viewed quite significant and impact entrepreneur’s success in the process. The elements in the running phase attracted similar views. Flexibility in labor market regulations seem to promote entrepreneurial behavior. Taxes does not seem to attract positive views as it appear to make the business environment unattractive. Laws appear to attract positive views except for paternal leave laws. The most significant achievement in this research is that it has applied ideographic approach to study perceptions on the elements of host country business environment. This delivers very significant findings which can serve as a guide for policy makers to adjust on important elements which can promote entrepreneurial spirit.

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2018. , s. 61
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Perceptions, Entrepreneurship, Migrant entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial process, Food and beverage Services (B&F), Business environment, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12606Lokal ID: EXD951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12606DiVA, id: diva2:1228610
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Business administration
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-06-29 Laget: 2018-06-28 Sist oppdatert: 2018-06-29bibliografisk kontrollert

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