Human capital or social capital - a shift in the Indian immigrant entrepreneurship scene in Australia

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Abstract

This resource based inter-generational study explores the propensity of Indian immigrants towards entrepreneurship in Australia. A qualitative approach is adopted through a structured observation/field survey methodology and results are reported through a multi-case study analysis from a sample from 152 entrepreneurs belonging to the first second and third generation of Indian immigrants. This paper is an outcome of the qualitative phase of the study and examines the role of social capital and the emergent significance of human capital, as critical factors that contribute to the decisions made by immigrants from India to be self employed. The research outcomes identify a) the shifting degree of accessible social and human capital resources available to immigrant Indian entrepreneurs over generations b) the predominant emphasis by recent immigrant entrepreneurs towards human capital oriented business and c) the increasing degree of ethnic social capital benefits prevailing over generations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of INBAM 2013, 3rd Annual Conference of International Network of Business and Management Journals
Place of PublicationLisbon
PublisherTechnical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Pages1-58
Number of pages58
ISBN (Print)9788469579145
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Network of Business and Management Journals (INBAM) conference (3rd : 2013) - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 17 Jun 201319 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Network of Business and Management Journals (INBAM) conference (3rd : 2013)
CityLisbon, Portugal
Period17/06/1319/06/13

Keywords

  • Immigrant Indian Entrepreneurs
  • Social & Human Capital

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    Chavan, M., & Taksa, L. (2013). Human capital or social capital - a shift in the Indian immigrant entrepreneurship scene in Australia. In Proceedings of INBAM 2013, 3rd Annual Conference of International Network of Business and Management Journals (pp. 1-58). Lisbon: Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.