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Influences of immigrants from emerging economies and developing countries on immigrant entrepreneurship in Sweden

Evansluong, Quang

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Marcela Ramirez-Pasillas
Editor

Ethel Brundin
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Magdalena Markowska
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Abstract

Recently, immigrant entrepreneurship has earned more attention in countries which are not popular destinations for migration such as Norway, Denmark and Sweden. This chapter presents a literature review on influences of immigrants from emerging economies and developing countries on immigrant entrepreneurship in Sweden. The findings of the literature review indicate that cultural, ethnic and structural influences of immigrants from emerging economies and developing countries are embedded in immigrants’ entrepreneurial activities in Sweden. Values from emerging economies and developing countries that the immigrants bring with them when moving to Sweden intertwine with the Swedish context which influences the ways and motivations of immigrant entrepreneurs running businesses in Sweden. The findings further suggest that the family plays an important role in businesses owned by immigrants from emerging economies and developing countries. A family is involved in different aspects of the immigrants’ businesses. The chapter concludes with suggestions for future research in examining immigrant entrepreneurship in Sweden.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 316-328
Book Title Contextualizing Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries
ISBN 9781785367526
APA6 Citation Evansluong, Q. (2017). Influences of immigrants from emerging economies and developing countries on immigrant entrepreneurship in Sweden. In M. Ramirez-Pasillas, E. Brundin, & M. Markowska (Eds.), Contextualizing Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries, 316-328. Edward Elgar
Keywords Immigrant entrepreneurship, Sweden, emerging economies, developing countries
Publisher URL http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/contextualizing-entrepreneurship-in-emerging-economies-and-developing-countries