ABSTRACT

Many nations invite foreigners to work within their borders, but few welcome them. Those countries that do receive a torrent of immigrants create pressures that analysts expect to intensify as population growth and social unrest mount in the less developed countries of the world. Immigration and Entrepreneurship, now in paperback, offers a comparative analysis of worldwide immigration issues while focusing more specifically on the emerging influence of entrepreneurship as a potent factor in the economic and social integration of immigrants.In linking the common immigrant and settler experiences with the upsurge in self-employment, the contributors to this volume use California as their base of comparison. The state has both a huge and varied immigrant population and an entrepreneurial economy that has facilitated the formation of immigrant-owned firms. The Los Angeles riots of the nineties indicated the volatility of the mix. Aided by ethnic and familial networks, such firms have served as a route of economic advancement.Immigration and Entrepreneurship offers a comparative perspective unique in the literature of immigration by broaching the topic from both global and local perspectives. Whereas most studies examine the experience of a single group or groups in a particular destination economy, this volume emphasizes variations in the way different nations receive immigrants as causes of differences in immigrant behavior. Among the innovative themes discussed by a range of international scholars are the entrepreneurial efforts and tensions in the garment industry in Los Angeles, Paris, and Berlin; Koreans' enterprise and identities in Los Angeles and Japan; and U.S. immigration policies. The result is a genuinely global methodology.

chapter 1|24 pages

Introduction: California Immigrants in World Perspective

ByIvan Light, Parminder Bhachu

chapter 2|26 pages

Migration Networks and Immigrant Entrepreneurship

ByIvan Light, Parminder Bhachu, Stavros Karageorgis

chapter 4|22 pages

Immigrants in Garment Production in Paris and in Berlin

ByMirjana Morokvasic

chapter 5|28 pages

Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Israel, Canada, and California

ByEran Razin

chapter 6|16 pages

Immigrant Entrepreneurs in France

ByGildas Simon, Jeffrey Arsham, Ivan Light

chapter 7|22 pages

Asian Indians in Southern California: Occupations and Ethnicity

ByKaren B. Leonard, Chandra S. Tibrewal

chapter 9|20 pages

Korean Immigrants in Los Angeles 1

ByPyong Gap Min

chapter 10|37 pages

Koreans in Japan and the United States: Attitudes toward Achievement and Authority

Edited ByGeorge A. De Vos, Eun-Young Kim

chapter 11|16 pages

Subethnicity: Armenians in Los Angeles

ByClaudia Der-Manirosian, Georges Sabagh, Mehdi Bozorgmehr

chapter 12|20 pages

Armenians in Moscow

ByYuri Arutyunyan

chapter 13|28 pages

Critical Issues in the U.S. Legal Immigration Reform Debate

ByDemetrios G. Papademetriou

chapter 15|43 pages

Mexican Immigrants in California Today

ByWayne A. Cornelius