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Humanitarian immigrant entrepreneurs in private and social enterprises

Funding: 2015: $42,329
2016: $60,700
2017: $40,095

Project Member(s): Collins, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2015

Summary: The project will provide, for the first time, a detailed understanding of the experiences of male and female humanitarian immigrant entrepreneurs in private and social enterprises in urban and regional Australia and critically evaluate how these entrepreneurs help redress the settlement problems and socio-economic disadvantage of humanitarian immigrants and contribute to economic growth and social cohesion in Australia. One key outcome will be further development of the theory of Diasporic entrepreneurship. The benefits will include an evaluation of effective strategies and policies to improve existing humanitarian immigrant enterprises and to stimulate the creation of new humanitarian immigrant enterprises.


Collins, J 2018, 'Stephen Castles and Australian Immigration Policies, Politics and Possibilities', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 182-194.
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Keywords: Humanitarian immigrants, entrepreneurship, immigrant settlement, Diasporic, metropolitan, non-metropolitan, enterprise facilitation, female entrepreneurs.

FOR Codes: Entrepreneurship, Micro Labour Market Issues, Migration, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare, Social and Cultural Geography, Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services