Opportunity recognition among migrant entrepreneurs

Opportunity recognition among migrant entrepreneurs This article examines the decision-making process of Polish migrant entrepreneurs (MEs) using the theoretical lens of opportunity recognition, which has not yet been applied to MEs. First, the article provides empirical evidence on Polish MEs in Glasgow on the incremental nature of their entrepreneurial decisions, their ability to perceive opportunities in the community niche market located in the local opportunity structure and the role played by the household context, highlighting that starting-up is a household and not an individual decision. Second, building on the opportunity recognition literature, the article proposes the concept of haphazard entrepreneurship in the case of MEs. The concept encompasses notions of serendipity and mixed embeddedness and recognizes the importance of household migration and settlement strategies in entrepreneurial decision-making. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation SAGE

Opportunity recognition among migrant entrepreneurs

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Publisher
SAGE Publications
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2018
ISSN
1465-7503
eISSN
2043-6882
D.O.I.
10.1177/1465750318779487
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Abstract

This article examines the decision-making process of Polish migrant entrepreneurs (MEs) using the theoretical lens of opportunity recognition, which has not yet been applied to MEs. First, the article provides empirical evidence on Polish MEs in Glasgow on the incremental nature of their entrepreneurial decisions, their ability to perceive opportunities in the community niche market located in the local opportunity structure and the role played by the household context, highlighting that starting-up is a household and not an individual decision. Second, building on the opportunity recognition literature, the article proposes the concept of haphazard entrepreneurship in the case of MEs. The concept encompasses notions of serendipity and mixed embeddedness and recognizes the importance of household migration and settlement strategies in entrepreneurial decision-making.

Journal

The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and InnovationSAGE

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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