Are voluntary international migrants self-selected for entrepreneurship? An analysis of entrepreneurial personality traits

Vandor, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8573-2451 (2021) Are voluntary international migrants self-selected for entrepreneurship? An analysis of entrepreneurial personality traits. Journal of World Business, 56 (2). p. 101142. ISSN 1090-9516

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Migrant entrepreneurship international entrepreneurship, ethnic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial personality, international migration, risk taking, need for achievement
Divisions: Kompetenzzentren > Nonprofit-Org u Social Entrepreneurship
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 14:50
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2021 13:01
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/97568/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7974

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