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Return migration and entrepreneurship in Ghana and Cote d'lvoire: the role of capital transfers

Black, Richard and Castaldo, Adriana (2009) 'Return migration and entrepreneurship in Ghana and Cote d'lvoire: the role of capital transfers.' Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 100 (1). pp. 44-58.

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Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between international migration and entrepreneurship, drawing on data on around 300 return migrants to two West African states, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. The paper reviews existing evidence on the role of entrepreneurship and small firm formation in promoting development in Sub-Saharan Africa, before setting out a model of factors that influence whether migrants contribute to entrepreneurial activity by registering a business after their return. Factors tested for their association with entrepreneurship include a range of individual characteristics, duration of stay and reasons for return, and the acquisition of financial, human and social capital while abroad. The analysis suggests that work experience abroad is the most significant predictor of entrepreneurial activity among the return migrants interviewed, although savings accumulated while abroad, reasons for return and the frequency of visits home while abroad are also significant factors.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Directorate
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology > Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1111/j.1467-9663.2009.00504.x
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Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 14:57
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18157

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