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Newcomers' entrepreneurial ventures in Smaland,Sweden:Dream or Reality?
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Marketing.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this research was to explain the practices that govern or

influence the relationship between moneylender ALMI and newcomers (refugees or

immigrants) seeking entrepreneurial ventures1.

Design/methodology/approach - This is a descriptive, qualitative research study that

entails an inductive reasoning approach and an interpretivism philosophy

(epistemological stance). A cross-sectional research design was adopted that entails the

grounded theory as a data analysis tool. Data will be collected through semi-structured


Trustworthiness - This study adopts the grounded theory approach and includes the

reiterative approach within its research procedures. The researchers will have to go

back and forth along the research steps to validate data, thus, render it as reliable as

useful research.

Research limitations/implications – The concluded thesis should be able to generate a

conceptual framework that will guide and examine the hypothesis (testing). The

framework should include all related variables to the observed phenomena: the perceived

predicaments that newcomers face when starting an entrepreneurial venture in Smålland,


Practical implications – Results are grounded in data, however recommendations may

touch upon future credit criteria issues such as language capabilities, integration period

and maybe others. The study provides local moneylenders with suggestions for deeper

understanding of the new emerging category of newcomers that may be worth focusing


Results This study concludes that both sides, moneylenders and newcomer

entrepreneurs should take steps in order to approach more effectively one another.

Moneylenders , on the one hand, should create a more ‘friendly’ ,to newcomers,

environment by publishing leaflets in English or better in more languages besides

Swedish and even better create a universal –language website. On the other hand,

newcomers should adjust and follow the policy of learning the language or attending SFI

classes since this will help them entering the market in a more efficient way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 69 p.
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35769OAI: diva2:730568
Subject / course
Business Administration - Other
, Vaxjo (English)
Available from: 2014-06-30 Created: 2014-06-28 Last updated: 2014-06-30Bibliographically approved

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