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Growth in first- and second-generation immigrant firms in Sweden
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.
Statistics Sweden, Örebro, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, The Institute for Analytical Sociology, IAS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Norrkköping, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: International Small Business Journal, ISSN 0266-2426, E-ISSN 1741-2870Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Despite the burgeoning literature on immigrant entrepreneurship, there is a dearth of research on the social and economic factors shaping the performance of immigrant-run firms. Drawing upon human and social capital theory and assimilation theory, we investigate differences in performance measured as revenue growth in a comparative study of native and immigrant CEOs. Following 50,002 small firms in Sweden over four years, we find distinct patterns in both firm size and revenue growth between firms managed by immigrants and by natives. While firms run by second-generation immigrants from OECD countries exhibit higher growth rates than natives, the reverse is true for second generation immigrants from non-OECD countries, suggesting that economic integration in terms of immigrants’ small business growth in Sweden is characterized by segmented rather than universal assimilation.

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Immigrant entrepreneurship; intergenerational differences; firm growth, Sweden
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127538DOI: 10.1177/0266242615612533OAI: diva2:925758
Swedish Research Council, 340-2013-5460Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M12-0301:1Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council
Available from: 2016-05-03 Created: 2016-05-03 Last updated: 2016-05-09Bibliographically approved

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