Entrepreneurial Migration and Regional Opportunities in Developing Countries
AbstractThis paper aims to investigate the entrepreneurial migrants’ preferences for a location for businessactivities 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 aparticular region. The empirical research was carried out in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Itappears that the presence of a supporting informal network is the most critical factor that attractsand keeps the entrepreneurial migrants in a particular region. Socio-cultural variables likeexperience and education play a less significant role in the migrants’ decision to stay in a givenregion.
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- Marthen L. Ndoen & Piet Rietveld & (*), Peter Nijkamp & Kees Gorter, 2002. "Entrepreneurial migration and regional opportunities in developing countries," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 36(3), pages 421-436.
- 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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- NEP-ALL-2000-12-15 (All new papers)
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