Young Chinese Entrepreneurs in Australia: Migrant Networks in a New Land

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Title Young Chinese Entrepreneurs in Australia: Migrant Networks in a New Land
Author Lund, Daniel; Woods, Peter Robert; Hibbins, Raymond Thomas; Barker, Michelle Carmel
Publication Title The Fifth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations
Editor Common Ground Publishing
Year Published 2005
Place of publication PO Box 463, Altona, Victoria, 3018 Australia
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Abstract Young Chinese Entrepreneurs in Australia: Migrant Networks in a New Land By: Mr. Daniel W. Lund, Peter Woods, Raymond Hibbins, Michelle C. Barker The study explores the phenomenon of young migrant Chinese entrepreneurs in Brisbane, Australia and the various ways in which they use networks to advance their business interests. While the concept of networking is an integral component of the Chinese way of doing business for Chinese entrepreneurs in Asian countries, the highly regulated business environment in Australia poses many challenges and restrictions to Chinese network reliance. The notions of 'entrepreneur', 'network' and 'entrepreneurial networks' are discussed before examining these concepts in the Chinese in Asia context. The study utilised personal interviews and questionnaires with a group of six migrant Chinese entrepreneurs in Australia, all below 40 years of age. It was found that the three entrepreneurs who did not have any networks in Brisbane before their arrival found it relatively easy to purchase franchises and begin business operations immediately, without the need for pre-existing networks. The three participants who did have pre-existing network contacts in Brisbane started up private businesses with the extensive assistance of their Chinese community networks. The implications of this study on business migration issues are discussed.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Conference name The Fifth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations
Location Beijing, China
Date From 2005-06-30
Date To 2005-07-03
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/8711
Date Accessioned 2006-03-03
Date Available 2007-07-02T01:56:37Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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