Title

The impact of immigrant acculturation and job search information on entrepreneurship opportunity

Abstract

Fostering immigrant entrepreneurship is a key factor to building a stronger business community, yet we know very little about the many factors that influence immigrants' decision to engage in entrepreneurial activities. By focusing on how cultural context influences opportunity recognition, this paper looks at how acculturation is negatively related to business ownership in recent Mexican immigrants in the USA. The results supported both the direct negative relationship between acculturation and entrepreneurship and the moderating relationship, which weakens the relationship when the immigrant has access to a greater variety of sources of information about job opportunities. These findings contribute to research in entrepreneurship which considers the influence of the context on individual's ability and willingness to engage in entrepreneurial activities.

Department(s)

Management and Information Technology

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1504/ijesb.2017.10004853

Publication Date

2017

Journal Title

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

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