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Entrepreneurial migration and regional opportunities in developing countries

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  • Marthen L. Ndoen

    (Department of Economics, Satya Wacana Christian University, Jalan Diponegoro 52 Salatiga-Indonesia)

  • Piet Rietveld

    (Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • (*), Peter Nijkamp

    (Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Kees Gorter

    (Department of Economics, Satya Wacana Christian University, Jalan Diponegoro 52 Salatiga-Indonesia)

Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the entrepreneurial migrants' preferences for a location for business activities in developing countries. In the modelling framework six socio-economic and six socio-cultural variables are used in this study to investigate the migrants' propensity to stay at a particular region. The empirical research was carried out in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It appears that the presence of a supporting informal network is the most critical factor that attracts and keeps the entrepreneurial migrants in a particular region. Socio-cultural variables like experience and education play a less significant role in the migrants' decision to stay in a given region.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal The Annals of Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 36 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 421-436

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Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:36:y:2002:i:3:p:421-436

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  1. Hadewijch van Delft & Cees Gorter & Peter Nijkamp, 1999. "In Search of Ethnic Entrepreneurship Opportunities in the City - A Comparative Policy Study," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 99-059/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  2. Chris Robinson & Nigel Tomes, 1982. "Self-Selection and Interprovincial Migration in Canada," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 15(3), pages 474-502, August.
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  1. Solimano, Andres, 2006. "The International Mobility of Talent and its Impact on Global Development," Working Paper Series DP2006/08, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  2. Andrés Solimano, 2010. "The International Mobility of Talent and its Impact on Global Development," Working Papers id:3063, eSocialSciences.

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