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Immigrant entrepreneurship in America : Evidence from the survey of business owners 2007 & 2012, Research Policy 3 ; April (2020). Pekkala Kerr, Sari; Kerr, William


Category A Peer-reviewed scientific articles
Sub-category A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
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All authors as text Pekkala Kerr, Sari; Kerr, William 
Number of authors
Status Published
Year of publication 2020 
Date 15.01.2020 
Name of article Immigrant entrepreneurship in America : Evidence from the survey of business owners 2007 & 2012 
Name of journal Research Policy
Volume of issue 49 
Number of issue 3 ; April 
Abstract We study immigrant entrepreneurship in 2007 and 2012 using the Survey of Business Owners. First-generation immigrants create about 25% of new firms in America, but this share exceeds 40% in some states. Conditional on basic regression controls, immigrant-owned firms tend to create fewer jobs than native-owned firms, have comparable pay levels, offer fewer benefits, and engage more in international activities. Prominent tech clusters display quite pronounced shares of immigrant entrepreneurs. Our results suggest that most of the impact of immigrant high-tech entrepreneurship for tech centers happens through the quantity dimension: Silicon Valley and similar tech hubs attract many immigrant founders.
Free text descriptor in Finnish yrittäjyys; maahanmuuttajat; yritykset; omistus; Yhdysvallat; 
Free text descriptor in English Entrepreneurship; Immigration; Job creation; Employee benefits; Owner demographics; Exports; Outsourcing 
JEL-codes F22; J15; J44; J61; L26; M13; O31; O32; O33 
ISSN / e-ISSN 0048-7333 
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Additional information Available online 15 January 2020.
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