Quotation Vandor, Peter. 2021. Are voluntary international migrants self-selected for entrepreneurship? An analysis of entrepreneurial personality traits. Journal of World Business. 56 (2), 1-15.


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In many countries, international migrants show a high tendency to become entrepreneurs. In the literature this has often been attributed to discrimination, ethnic networks, and sociodemographic differences. This paper examines a new explanation and argues that voluntary international migrants have a more entrepreneurial personality as a result of self-selection. An analysis of intentions, preparatory actions (n = 1,385) and long-term actions (n = 360) of skilled migrants and non-migrants confirms this hypothesis. It suggests that the relationship between voluntary international migration and entrepreneurship is mediated by a greater willingness to take risks and, to some extent, by a greater need for achievement.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of World Business
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, STRAT-B, VW-C, WH-A
Language English
Title Are voluntary international migrants self-selected for entrepreneurship? An analysis of entrepreneurial personality traits
Volume 56
Number 2
Year 2021
Page from 1
Page to 15
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090951620300705
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2020.101142
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090951620300705

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Vandor, Peter (Details)
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Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship WE (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT 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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