Entrepreneurial migration and regional opportunities in developing countries
AbstractThis 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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Volume (Year): 36 (2002)
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- Marthen L. Ndoen & Cees Gorter & Peter Nijkamp & Piet Rietveld, 2000. "Entrepreneurial Migration and Regional Opportunities in Developing Countries," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 00-086/3, Tinbergen Institute.
- M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
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