Title: A study of Arab entrepreneurs in Christchurch, New Zealand

Authors: Aamir Alsadiq

Addresses: College of Business and Economics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Abstract: As part of interacting and integrating with New Zealand culture, the lifestyle of Arabs in Christchurch is influenced by factors such as government policies, language difficulties and cultural differences, prompting a number of Arab minority entrepreneurs to consider self-employment. Entrepreneurship among the Arab minority in Christchurch is not motivated by the profit factor alone, as family circumstances and cultural values make entrepreneurship for this group of minority an essential tool for surviving in a new society, and adapting to their new life.

Keywords: Arab entrepreneurs; New Zealand; entrepreneurship; family; culture; government policies; language difficulties; cultural differences; minority entrepreneurs; self-employment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2010.035472

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.363 - 372

Published online: 30 Sep 2010 *

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