Title: Ethnic migrant entrepreneurs, resources and opportunities: an integrated framework

Authors: Hamizah Abd Hamid; Zizah Che Senik

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Management, School of Management, National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Economics and Management, School of Management, National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia – UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper aims to propose an integrated framework of the major models within the discourse of ethnic migrant entrepreneurship. This study employs the competing explanatory models in understanding ethnic migrant entrepreneurship as a phenomenon, through a qualitative perspective in a non-western contextual setting. The findings suggest that the coalescence of the host country environment and ethnic migrant entrepreneurs' home country cultural resources is a fundamental factor in influencing migrant entrepreneurial activities in the host country. This paper contributes to the ethnic and migrant entrepreneurship discussion by providing an integrated framework of the explanatory models in the field, which can be utilised in complimentary with conventional theories and models in business and management studies. The integrated framework, which is the outcome of this study, outlines the general landscape of ethnic migrant entrepreneurship, thus provides important practical implications for entrepreneurs operating in international settings and policy makers dealing with trade and migration.

Keywords: ethnic migrant entrepreneurs; EMEs; resources; opportunities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2020.109934

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2020 Vol.41 No.2, pp.241 - 263

Received: 03 May 2018
Accepted: 04 Sep 2018

Published online: 04 Sep 2020 *

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