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Entrepreneurial Migration and Regional Opportunities in Developing Countries

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  • Marthen L. Ndoen
  • Cees Gorter
  • Peter Nijkamp

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  • Piet Rietveld

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    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

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This 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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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 00-086/3.

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Date of creation: 10 Nov 2000
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20000086

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  1. Hadewijch van Delft & Cees Gorter & Peter Nijkamp, 2000. "In search of ethnic entrepreneurship opportunities in the city: a comparative policy study," Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 18(4), pages 429-451, August.
  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. Andrés Solimano, 2010. "The International Mobility of Talent and its Impact on Global Development," Working Papers id:3063, eSocialSciences.
  2. 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).

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