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Factors motivating immigrants to establish a business - The case of Sweden
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Business administration.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Business administration.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Title: Factors motivating immigrants to establish a business – The case of Sweden

Level: Final assignment for master’s degree in Business Administration

Authors: Daniel Levi and Boudaoud Mezrar

Supervisor: Maria Fregidou-Malama

Examiner: Daniella Fjellström

Date: May 2019

Aim: The aim of this study is to get a deeper understanding of the motives that encourage immigrants to establish a business in their host country.

Method: To fulfill the aim of the study, an inductive research approach was used, and a multiple case study was adopted as a research strategy. Semi-structured interviews with ten businesses were the technique for the primary data collection.

Result and Conclusions: This study has concluded that the factors that have motivated the participating immigrants to establish a business in Sweden were the feeling that they create something of their own, make personal and professional development, community improvement, competence development, variation, and challenges.

Suggestions for future research: Further research could provide more extensive interviews where a larger number of respondents that respond to more in-depth interviews. Another aspect that is open to further studies is to study different cities and countries, in this study we have only focused on Uppsala and Stockholm. Finally, it would also be interesting to study whether the motivation changes from the idea phase to the establishment phase.

Contribution of the study: The results of this study provide an additional contribution to the immigrant entrepreneurship literature. The findings of this study could also provide vital information to the Swedish regional development authorities in allocating resources and support to motivate immigrants in establishing a business in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 55
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Daniel Levi
Keywords [en]
Immigrant entrepreneurship, motivation, Self Determination Theory, Legitimacy, Business establishment.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-29712DiVA, id: diva2:1321456
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Business administration – master’s programme (one year)
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Available from: 2019-06-28 Created: 2019-06-08 Last updated: 2019-06-28Bibliographically approved

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