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Article: Professionals from China: Entrepreneurship and social resources in a strange land

TitleProfessionals from China: Entrepreneurship and social resources in a strange land
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherScalabrini Migration Center. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.smc.org.ph/apmj.htm
Citation
Asian And Pacific Migration Journal, 2001, v. 10 n. 1, p. 9-33 How to Cite?
AbstractNew skilled immigrants may have a hard time getting jobs. Among other reasons, local employers may not value their foreign-earned credentials. This could prompt professional and technical immigrants to start a business instead. In this paper, we examined how educated immigrants from the People's Republic of China avoid underemployment in Canada by setting up their own businesses. We found that many immigrants brought entrepreneurial backgrounds with them. However, their entrepreneurial experience was linked to their human capital, which was dynamically related with the organizational needs of large, complex bureaucracies back home. Once in Canada, where their social resources are diminished, few could reestablish enterprises. Without these supporting relations, skilled immigrants are not prime candidates for entrepreneurship.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87507
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.357
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.253
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dc.contributor.authorWong, SLen_HK
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dc.date.issued2001en_HK
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dc.description.abstractNew skilled immigrants may have a hard time getting jobs. Among other reasons, local employers may not value their foreign-earned credentials. This could prompt professional and technical immigrants to start a business instead. In this paper, we examined how educated immigrants from the People's Republic of China avoid underemployment in Canada by setting up their own businesses. We found that many immigrants brought entrepreneurial backgrounds with them. However, their entrepreneurial experience was linked to their human capital, which was dynamically related with the organizational needs of large, complex bureaucracies back home. Once in Canada, where their social resources are diminished, few could reestablish enterprises. Without these supporting relations, skilled immigrants are not prime candidates for entrepreneurship.en_HK
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