Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87257
Authors: 
Kourtit, Karima
Nijkamp, Peter
Arribas-Bel, Daniel
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 13-106/VIII
Abstract: 
This paper highlights the ‘magic of diasporas’ - as a source of progress in a globalizing world - with special attention for migrant (or ethnic) entrepreneurship. The present study aims to identify and examine the critical critical success factors of migrant enterprises and their socio-economic implications in modern cities. We will assess the business performance of migrant entrepreneurs by employing a new analytical instrument, coined Super-Efficient Data Envelopment Analysis (Super-DEA). Next, we will offer a multidimensional visualization of the relative differences in the performance of migrant entrepreneurs by introducing a recently developed technique from the cognitive sciences, coined Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs). This analytical apparatus will be tested on the basis of a sample of Moroccan entrepreneurs in four Dutch cities, namely Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. The study will be concluded with some strategic conclusions.
Subjects: 
migrant entrepreneurship
diaspora economy
ethnic diversity
foreign migrants
economic performance
social capital
immigrant networks
social networks
Super-Efficient Data Envelopment Analysis
Self-Organizing Maps
SWOT analysis
JEL: 
L26
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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