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ERIC Number: EJ939451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
Pathways to Self-Sufficiency: Successful Entrepreneurship for Refugees
Fong, Rowena; Busch, Noel Bridget; Armour, Marilyn; Heffron, Laurie Cook; Chanmugam, Amy
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v16 n1-2 p127-159 2007
This study examined the successes and challenges of refugee entrepreneurs by interviewing 50 refugees, service providers, and technical assistance providers. Qualitative data analyses revealed that successes and challenges occurred both at the individual and family levels as well as at the community and agency levels. The findings underscore the need to acknowledge the importance of the personal characteristics of the individual entrepreneurs, to deal with the competing factors revolved around family commitments, to encourage agencies to provide sufficient literacy and financial training, and to have community collaborations for capacity-building. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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