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From marginalized to integration: Entrepreneurial opportunity as an acculturation process

Evansluong, Quang LU ; Ramírez Pasillas, Marcela and Nguyen Bergström, Huong (2017) International Conference on Immigration and Labour Market Integration
Abstract
This paper conducts an inductive case study to further understand how acculturation process and opportunity creation process influences each other. Our study rests on four cases of immigrant entrepreneurs of Cameroonian, Lebanese, Mexican and Assyrian origin who founded their businesses in Sweden. We highlight how (a) being isolated, (b) ethnicization (c) group-based trust building, (d) adapting to the local customs and (e) developing a sense of belonging influences the process of (1) becoming entrepreneurs, (2) shaping entrepreneurial ideas and (3) refining entrepreneurial ideas. Our study show that immigrants still maintain connections to their home country while developing relationships with members of the native groups in the host... (More)
This paper conducts an inductive case study to further understand how acculturation process and opportunity creation process influences each other. Our study rests on four cases of immigrant entrepreneurs of Cameroonian, Lebanese, Mexican and Assyrian origin who founded their businesses in Sweden. We highlight how (a) being isolated, (b) ethnicization (c) group-based trust building, (d) adapting to the local customs and (e) developing a sense of belonging influences the process of (1) becoming entrepreneurs, (2) shaping entrepreneurial ideas and (3) refining entrepreneurial ideas. Our study show that immigrants still maintain connections to their home country while developing relationships with members of the native groups in the host country and adopt the host country’s values. (Less)
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International Conference on Immigration and Labour Market Integration
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2017-11-13 - 2017-11-15
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  abstract     = {This paper conducts an inductive case study to further understand how acculturation process and opportunity creation process influences each other. Our study rests on four cases of immigrant entrepreneurs of Cameroonian, Lebanese, Mexican and Assyrian origin who founded their businesses in Sweden. We highlight how (a) being isolated, (b) ethnicization (c) group-based trust building, (d) adapting to the local customs and (e) developing a sense of belonging influences the process of (1) becoming entrepreneurs, (2) shaping entrepreneurial ideas and (3) refining entrepreneurial ideas. Our study show that immigrants still maintain connections to their home country while developing relationships with members of the native groups in the host country and adopt the host country’s values.},
  author       = {Evansluong, Quang and Ramírez Pasillas, Marcela and Nguyen Bergström, Huong},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
  title        = {From marginalized to integration: Entrepreneurial opportunity as an acculturation process},
  year         = {2017},
}