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Kushnirovich Nonna (Ruppin Academic Center, Israel)
Economic Integration of Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 2015, vol. 3, nr 3, s. 9-27, rys., tab., bibliogr. 54 poz.
Issue title
Immigrant and Ethnic Entrepreneurship
Integracja gospodarcza, Przedsiębiorczość, Imigracja, Cudzoziemcy
Economic integration, Entrepreneurship, Immigration, Foreigners
Objective: This study investigates economic integration of immigrant entrepreneurs by comparing them with their native-born counterparts, and examines whether and how entrepreneurs' socio-cultural integration affects their economic integration.

Research Design & Methods: This study is based on data of the Social Surveys conducted by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics in 2008, 2010 and 2012. The sample included 1133 native-born and 576 immigrant entrepreneurs.

Findings: Socio-cultural integration is not necessarily associated with economic integration and a high income. Immigrants can earn the same and even more than nativeborn entrepreneurs do, even if they have a low level of socio-cultural integration. The impact of socio-cultural integration on immigrant entrepreneurs' income varies by their origin.

Implications & Recommendations: Understanding integration of immigrant entrepreneurs and the factors affecting their income will help policy-makers to facilitate their economic advancement.

Contribution & Value Added: Based on Berry's concept, I propose a model of entrepreneurs' integration. The model stresses interrelations between socio-cultural and economic integration. (original abstract)
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