Immigration is currently one of the most vivid challenges the European Union faces. Ways of introducing new migrants to society and economy pose significant challenges, thus some guidelines for the policy design towards migrations are in need. This book points out patterns of approaches leading to entrepreneurial activities, implemented by the immigrants from the Far East: China, Vietnam, South Korea, India, and Philippines. At these stage comparisons with other countries are both possible and necessary, as many countries all over the world face challenges connected with defining migration policies. From the studies included in the book, readers will gain first-hand knowledge about immigrant entrepreneurship in Poland against the Western European or USA background of similar processes described by researchers in other countries.
The areas covered in the studies include the main reasons for starting new ventures and the sources of opportunities, processes of defining customers and factors influencing the choice between an ethnic and local business, immigrants' approaches to building market position, defining success and development, as well as the issues of cultural, institutional, legal and economic differences. The studies show that significant differences in entrepreneurial activities appear between the first and second generations of immigrants. They also depict how entrepreneurial activities help in assimilation processes, as well as in building ties between the immigrants and host societies. Moreover, the study will deepen the understanding of entrepreneurial activities of immigrants in countries that are traditionally considered to be less attractive targets for migration. Thus, the processes of migration will be not only better understood and described but will also allow to provide some guidelines both for policymakers and future researchers
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Current trends in global and Polish migrations;
Chapter 2: Research on immigrant entrepreneurship;
Chapter 3: Immigrants from the Far East in Poland;
Chapter 4: Reasons for starting new ventures;
Chapter 5: Strategies of venture development;
Chapter 6: On identities;
Chapter 7: Different facets of immigrant entrepreneurship: central and peripheral target countries;
Beata Glinka is a professor of management, currently she serves as the Head of Chair of Entrepreneurship and Management Systems, and Vice-Dean for Research and Liaison at the Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw. Her research efforts focus on organisation and management theory, cultural context of management and entrepreneurship, and immigrant entrepreneurship.
Adam Wacław Jelonek□ is Professor of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Sociologist and political scientist. Former Polish Ambassador to Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. Director of the Institute of Middle and Far East. Author of a number of books and papers in the theory of social change and political anthropology.