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Chicken or the egg? What is the interplay between sociocultural integration and entrepreneurship among newly arrived migrants in Sweden?

Research
Society and economy

In this webinar, PhD Candidate at the University of Warsaw, Nina Bilal, will be discussing the relationship dilemma between the sociocultural and economic integration within immigrant entrepreneurship. The webinar is presented by Organizing Integration at GRI.

Webinar
Date
30 Mar 2021
Time
12:00 - 13:00
Location
Zoom

Participants
Nina Bilal, PhD Candidate at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management
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This webinar will be in English.
Organizer
Gothenburg Research Institute at School of Business, Economics and Law

Nina Bilal is a PhD Candidate at the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management. She is working on her PhD dissertation dedicated to the refugee entrepreneurship in the context of Sweden. In her research she is using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Nina holds her MSSc in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University. She has gained academic and research experience from Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Queen’s University Belfast. Nina is the founder of GośćInność (Hospitality), socio-educational initiative promoting diversity and knowledge about migration. She is a Senior Fellow with Humanity in Action, international non-profit organization that educates and connects young leaders on issues related to human and minority rights.

Abstract 

Since 2015 research on refugee entrepreneurship has started becoming a separate field within the immigrant entrepreneurship. Most of the existing literature on refugee entrepreneurship is based on qualitative studies, and it is either grounded in the theories coming from immigrant entrepreneurship or it lacks solid theoretical framework (Heilbrunn & Iannone, 2020).

This is why, building upon the theory of mixed embeddedness (Kloosterman et al., 1998) I conduct the quantitative analyses on the basis of the two Swedish data sets (Invandrarindex, 2017) to examine the determinants of entrepreneurial intentions among refugees and other types of migrants.

My study draws upon and contributes to the literature addressing the relationship dilemma between the sociocultural and economic integration within immigrant entrepreneurship.

The results, first, suggest that sociocultural integration affects positively entrepreneurial intentions. Second, they indicate that the refugee migration status plays a role in shaping entrepreneurial intention.