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2019 | 17 | nr 1 (81) Contemporary Entrepreneurship in Research and Practice : Multiple Dimensions and Contexts for Entrepreneurial Activity | 130--158
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Ghanaian Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Germany : Motivations and Contributions for Development

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Imigranci z Ghany prowadzący przedsiębiorstwa w Niemczech - czynniki motywujące i wkład w rozwój
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This study investigates the contributions of Germany-based Ghanaian immigrant entrepreneurs to the socio-economic development of Germany and Ghana. This study also employs the 'pull' and 'push' theories to undertake an analysis of the motivating factors that drive these immigrants into entrepreneurship in Germany. This exploratory study adopts both quantitative and qualitative research methods to gather field-based data from 54 entrepreneurs in four different cities using a questionnaire and semi-structured face-to-face interviews. Among other roles, entrepreneurs contribute socially to the development of Germany and Ghana in activities such as charitable donations and offering training for prospective entrepreneurs. The economic contributions to both countries include activities such as paying taxes, receipt of remittances, export and import of goods. Overall, it appears that pull factors have a stronger impact on entrepreneurship than push factors do. (original abstract)
W artykule przeanalizowano wkład imigrantów z Ghany prowadzących działalność gospodarczą w Niemczech w rozwój społeczno-gospodarczy Niemiec i Ghany. W badaniu wykorzystano teorie dotyczące czynników pozytywnych ("pull") i negatywnych ("push") w celu dokonania analizy powodów, którymi imigranci kierują się, podejmując działania przedsiębiorcze w Niemczech. W badaniu pogłębionym przyjęto zarówno ilościowe, jak i jakościowe metody badawcze w celu pozyskania danych terenowych od 54 przedsiębiorców w czterech różnych miastach za pomocą kwestionariusza oraz częściowo ustrukturyzowanych wywiadów bezpośrednich. Przedsiębiorcy wnoszą wkład społeczny oraz ekonomiczny w rozwój obu krajów. Wydaje się, że czynniki pozytywne ("pull") mają większy wpływ na przedsiębiorczość niż czynniki negatywne ("push"). (abstrakt oryginalny)
  • Leipzig University, Germany
  • Leipzig University, Germany
  • Leipzig University, Germany
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