Quotation Vandor, Peter. 2021. Research: Why Immigrants Are More Likely to Become Entrepreneurs. Harvard Business Review. 1-6.




We know that immigrants around the world are more likely to start companies than native-born populations but we have a limited understanding as to why. New research suggests personality-based self-selection — in particular, a propensity for risk-taking — may be a hidden driver. The findings have implications for investors, who might want to provide services tailored to the needs of migrant entrepreneurs, including visa and legal advice, and policy makers, who might want to extend support beyond beyond the small group of later-stage international entrepreneurs who are usually the target of entrepreneurship visa programs and investment promotion agencies.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Harvard Business Review
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-C, WH-A
Language English
Title Research: Why Immigrants Are More Likely to Become Entrepreneurs
Year 2021
Page from 1
Page to 6
Reviewed? N
URL https://hbr.org/2021/08/research-why-immigrants-are-more-likely-to-become-entrepreneurs
DOI na
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://hbr.org/2021/08/research-why-immigrants-are-more-likely-to-become-entrepreneurs


Vandor, Peter (Details)
Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship WE (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2943 Research and innovation management (Details)
5350 Innovation research (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
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