Migration and rural entrepreneurship

dc.contributor.author Yu, Li
dc.contributor.author Artz, Georgeanne
dc.contributor.author Artz, Georgeanne
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-17T17:54:20.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:12:02Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:12:02Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-27
dc.description.abstract <p>This paper investigates entrepreneurship of migrants and their location choice in attempt to draw connections between migration and economic development, especially the role of business formation in rural development. Rural entrepreneurship is firstly attempted to be better understood form perspectives of individual people's migration, human capital, social capital and family background. The study uses a recent survey on alumni of Iowa State University. We find that social capital and social networks established in one's home region are shown to be a strong factor in location choice of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs from rural origins tend to choose to start their businesses in rural areas in general and half of entrepreneurs migrate back to their home in particular to take local comparative advantages. Rural entrepreneurs are also more likely to obtain financial support from family members, friends and local banks to start a business.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/econ_las_workingpapers/142/
dc.identifier.articleid 1141
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/22359
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dc.subject.disciplines Economics
dc.subject.keywords rural entrepreneurship
dc.subject.keywords social capital
dc.subject.keywords social networks
dc.subject.keywords migration
dc.title Migration and rural entrepreneurship
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