Are voluntary international migrants self-selected for entrepreneurship? An analysis of entrepreneurial personality traits

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Abstract

In many countries, international migrants show a high tendency to become entrepreneurs. In the literature this has often been attributed to discrimination, ethnic networks, and sociodemographic differences. This paper examines a new explanation and argues that voluntary international migrants have a more entrepreneurial personality as a result of self-selection. An analysis of intentions, preparatory actions (n = 1,385) and long-term actions (n = 360) of skilled migrants and non-migrants confirms this hypothesis. It suggests that the relationship between voluntary international migration and entrepreneurship is mediated by a greater willingness to take risks and, to some extent, by a greater need for achievement.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)1 - 15
FachzeitschriftJournal of World Business
Jahrgang56
Ausgabenummer2
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2021

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