publication . Article . 2012

AN ANALYSIS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS FIVE MAJOR NATIONALITY GROUPS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

QINGXIA TONG; DECLAN McCROHAN; MURAT SAKIR EROGUL;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, volume 17, issue 2, pages 1,250,007-1
Abstract
The paper investigates differences in entrepreneurial activity, attitudes, aspirations, connectivity and behavior among nascent entrepreneurs across five key nationality groups residing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It also seeks to identify key differences between entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs' perceptions and attitudes toward entrepreneurship. More than 8000 adult residents were randomly surveyed as part of the GEM UAE studies conducted in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011. The findings indicate that the temporary residency status of expatriate workers has not prevented them from becoming entrepreneurs in the UAE. Arab expatriates in particular, have higher...
Subjects
free text keywords: Entrepreneurship, United Arab Emirates (UAE), nationality, immigrant, activity, connectivity, attitude
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