Entrepreneurship – a way in for immigrants?
In a recent article in Journal of Business Venturing Karl Wennberg and Miriam Bird show that entrepreneurship is an important means to end long-term unemployment for immigrants who have not managed to establish themselves on the Swedish employment market.
A third of all immigrant entrepreneurs who end unemployment by starting a company hold on to their business for more than seven years. 25 percent use entrepreneurship to make contacts leading to employment. The study also shows that proximity to family and relatives play a huge part in whether the new entrepreneurs succeed or not.