China-Born Immigrants Case Study

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This qualitative phenomenological study on (a) the devaluation of foreign work credentials, (b) employment biases and disparities, and (c) the start of entrepreneurship offered an amalgamated view of China-born immigrants’ lived experiences in which the factors that affected their selections, and assisted them overcome self-employment barriers, if any, upheld by the Human Capital theory. This study permitted China-born immigrants who had significant experience that challenged the devaluation of their oversea work qualifications or employment problems, and the start of entrepreneurship to recite their lived experiences. The purpose of this study was to extend a better insight of factors that motivated the entrepreneurship of China-born immigrants. …show more content…
How do China-born immigrants in the GTA describe the process by which they decided to start their own businesses? Major theme: The decision to become self-employed were driven by strong backgrounds, personal interests, and high demand in local Chinese market. The backgrounds needed for successful self-employment included either (a) higher degrees in education with technical and skilled training, such as P1(BSc), P2 (PhD), P4 (BSc), p7 (MA), P13 (BA), p17 (BSc), and p18 (BSc) or (b) other useful skills, abilities, and talents, such as P8 (dating services), and P21 (hair designer). The findings were consistent with the results of research by Lin and Tao (2012); and Zelekha (2013) stressed the high capacities of human capital and learnings among immigrants in host country, involving strong educational credentials and skill training, have been the vital contributions in the immigrant entrepreneurship and local business community (Banerjee & Phan, 2014; Hart, 2014;). However, as P8 and P21 held only high school background, they were not higher education, the findings contradicted previous research. They could be the successful immigrant entrepreneurs served their ethnic enclaves or communities. This was the so-called: ‘skill for life and anywhere,’ as skillful trades and talents can work or trade anywhere. This finding in the study was new and that contributed to the

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