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Investigating the common barriers that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs face in the western countries

Chanwong, Pongsatorn LU and Weng, Hanlin LU (2016) ENTN19 20161
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
This study investigates the barriers that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs have in the process of starting their entrepreneurial ventures outside of Asia. The study interviewed eight high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs from Sweden, Germany, France, and USA. The study uses five theoretical frameworks to investigate the barriers, which are: cultural barriers, social capital, human capital, financial capital, and regulations. The study suggests that the intensity of the obstacles varies, and depends on entrepreneurs’ individual background, personality and the period in their host countries. Furthermore, the most significant findings are, firstly, that the local language barrier is a common barrier that high-skilled Asian... (More)
This study investigates the barriers that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs have in the process of starting their entrepreneurial ventures outside of Asia. The study interviewed eight high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs from Sweden, Germany, France, and USA. The study uses five theoretical frameworks to investigate the barriers, which are: cultural barriers, social capital, human capital, financial capital, and regulations. The study suggests that the intensity of the obstacles varies, and depends on entrepreneurs’ individual background, personality and the period in their host countries. Furthermore, the most significant findings are, firstly, that the local language barrier is a common barrier that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs face in pursuit of starting their businesses. Language barrier also was mentioned during the discussion of other barriers, such as human capital, social capital and regulations. This implies that a language barrier could be the main barrier high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs face when establishing their ventures. Therefore, language can be marked as an the important role in the study of high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs in order to gain better and deeper understandings of their barriers. Secondly, the study suggests that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs do not form their community, nor do they necessarily help each other. This potential finding appears to be in opposition to a previous study from Saxenian (2002), in which it is suggested that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs typically build their community and provide support for each other. However, Saxenian’s study is based on high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley in USA, whereas this study focuses mostly on high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs in Europe, with only one case study from New York, USA. Nevertheless, this study could be an initial approach to a further study in high-skilled Asian entrepreneurs living in Europe. (Less)
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Chanwong, Pongsatorn LU and Weng, Hanlin LU
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ENTN19 20161
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneur, immigrant entrepreneur, barriers.
language
English
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8882272
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2016-06-21 14:16:46
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  abstract     = {This study investigates the barriers that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs have in the process of starting their entrepreneurial ventures outside of Asia. The study interviewed eight high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs from Sweden, Germany, France, and USA. The study uses five theoretical frameworks to investigate the barriers, which are: cultural barriers, social capital, human capital, financial capital, and regulations. The study suggests that the intensity of the obstacles varies, and depends on entrepreneurs’ individual background, personality and the period in their host countries. Furthermore, the most significant findings are, firstly, that the local language barrier is a common barrier that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs face in pursuit of starting their businesses. Language barrier also was mentioned during the discussion of other barriers, such as human capital, social capital and regulations. This implies that a language barrier could be the main barrier high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs face when establishing their ventures. Therefore, language can be marked as an the important role in the study of high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs in order to gain better and deeper understandings of their barriers. Secondly, the study suggests that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs do not form their community, nor do they necessarily help each other. This potential finding appears to be in opposition to a previous study from Saxenian (2002), in which it is suggested that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs typically build their community and provide support for each other. However, Saxenian’s study is based on high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley in USA, whereas this study focuses mostly on high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs in Europe, with only one case study from New York, USA. Nevertheless, this study could be an initial approach to a further study in high-skilled Asian entrepreneurs living in Europe.},
  author       = {Chanwong, Pongsatorn and Weng, Hanlin},
  keyword      = {high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneur,immigrant entrepreneur,barriers.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Investigating the common barriers that high-skilled Asian immigrant entrepreneurs face in the western countries},
  year         = {2016},
}