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Family resilience in immigrants’ entrepreneurial opportunity creation process

Evansluong, Quang LU and Ramírez Pasillas, Marcela (2018) XXXII RENT, Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2018
Abstract
This paper adopts an inductive case study to examine the role of family resilience in the immigrants’ opportunity creation process. We employ family resilience (Walsh, 2002) and the opportunity creation process (Alvarez and Barney, 2007). We conducted an inductive case study on four cases of immigrant entrepreneurs who established businesses in Sweden and who have their origins in Lebanon and Syria, Cameroon, and Mexico. We found three family resilience capabilities occurring to withstand and rebound from adversity which facilitate the opportunity creation process. First, family flexibility facilitates the generation of the entrepreneurial idea, which implies that when immigrant entrepreneurs adjust to new roles in the host country and new... (More)
This paper adopts an inductive case study to examine the role of family resilience in the immigrants’ opportunity creation process. We employ family resilience (Walsh, 2002) and the opportunity creation process (Alvarez and Barney, 2007). We conducted an inductive case study on four cases of immigrant entrepreneurs who established businesses in Sweden and who have their origins in Lebanon and Syria, Cameroon, and Mexico. We found three family resilience capabilities occurring to withstand and rebound from adversity which facilitate the opportunity creation process. First, family flexibility facilitates the generation of the entrepreneurial idea, which implies that when immigrant entrepreneurs adjust to new roles in the host country and new situations in the home country, the development of new entrepreneurial idea is triggered when new situations in the home country occurs which make immigrant entrepreneurs adjust to new roles in their families. Second, family as collaborative problem solving to shape an entrepreneurial idea, which centers on the collective support from the family that the immigrant entrepreneurs can rely on to develop the idea further. Third, family as social and economic resourcing for refining an entrepreneurial idea which involves leveraging different resources through kin’s support to modify entrepreneurial idea. (Less)
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family resilience, immigrant businesses, entrepreneurial opportunity
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XXXII RENT, Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2018
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Toledo, Spain
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2018-11-14 - 2018-11-16
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  abstract     = {This paper adopts an inductive case study to examine the role of family resilience in the immigrants’ opportunity creation process. We employ family resilience (Walsh, 2002) and the opportunity creation process (Alvarez and Barney, 2007). We conducted an inductive case study on four cases of immigrant entrepreneurs who established businesses in Sweden and who have their origins in Lebanon and Syria, Cameroon, and Mexico. We found three family resilience capabilities occurring to withstand and rebound from adversity which facilitate the opportunity creation process. First, family flexibility facilitates the generation of the entrepreneurial idea, which implies that when immigrant entrepreneurs adjust to new roles in the host country and new situations in the home country, the development of new entrepreneurial idea is triggered when new situations in the home country occurs which make immigrant entrepreneurs adjust to new roles in their families. Second, family as collaborative problem solving to shape an entrepreneurial idea, which centers on the collective support from the family that the immigrant entrepreneurs can rely on to develop the idea further. Third, family as social and economic resourcing for refining an entrepreneurial idea which involves leveraging different resources through kin’s support to modify entrepreneurial idea.},
  author       = {Evansluong, Quang and Ramírez Pasillas, Marcela},
  keyword      = {family resilience,immigrant businesses,entrepreneurial opportunity},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Toledo, Spain},
  month        = {11},
  title        = {Family resilience in immigrants’ entrepreneurial opportunity creation process},
  year         = {2018},
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