Refugee Entrepreneurship as Career ‘Re’construction: A Dual Embeddedness Perspective.

Jiang, Yi; Straub, Caroline; Klyver, Kim; Mauer, Rene (2017). Refugee Entrepreneurship as Career ‘Re’construction: A Dual Embeddedness Perspective. In: Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) and Doctoral Consortium. Babson College

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In this paper, we bring together career construction and dual embeddedness theories to examine how refugees reconstruct their careers after their arrivals in host countries. Based on in-depth data from 11 recently arrived refugees in Germany, we use comparative case study as a method to examine and theorize the relationship between dual embeddedness and refugee career reconstruction path. The results bring forth the notion of job creation as well as two mechanisms - information search and willingness to cope with uncertainty - through which refugees reconstruct their career, each of which has different implications for the degree of refugee career reconstruction. By combining behavioral with social network theories, we discuss the nature of job creation and job seeking, and offer new insights into both the career construction and dual embeddedness literatures as well as practical recommendations for refugee integration.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

Department of Business
Department of Business > Institute New Work > Diversity and Inclusion

Name:

Jiang, Yi; Straub, Caroline; Klyver, Kim and Mauer, Rene

Publisher:

Babson College

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

21 Oct 2019 13:37

Last Modified:

02 Dec 2019 11:13

Uncontrolled Keywords:

career creation, refugees, entrepreneurship, dual embeddedness

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.7783

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/7783

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