Contemporary High-Skilled Mexican Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Elizabeth Salamanca, Jorge Luis Alcaraz Vargas

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The number of Mexican entrepreneurs relocating to the United States has significantly increased during the last decade and their profile, as well as that of their businesses, have changed. This study develops a typology of Mexican migrant entrepreneurs living in the U.S., and of the business ventures that they undertake, and it determines the association between the entrepreneurs' profile and the kind of businesses they create. The research follows both a qualitative approach based on the Gioia methodology and a quantitative method based on correspondence and multinomial analyses. Results show that high skilled Mexican entrepreneurial migration involves a heterogeneous group of people whose resources, motivations and pre-migration conditions are different. Likewise, this study objects to the perception of these migrants as a group of people who integrate seamlessly into the host society, highlighting the limitations imposed on these migrants by the institutional context surrounding them."
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2020


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