A study on the factors associated with Eastern European entrepreneurship in UK

Chikurunhe, Terrance (2017). A study on the factors associated with Eastern European entrepreneurship in UK. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.


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This thesis explores the factors associated with eastern European entrepreneurship in the UK. Stanworth and Curran (1976) presented the concept of social marginality which describes perceived incongruity between individual personality attributes and the role they hold in society or organisations. Their hypothesis suggests that individuals may respond to social marginality by a determination to succeed. Our hypothesis is that the eastern European entrepreneurs engage in entrepreneurial activity as a result of failure to gain employment that meet their expected earnings. In this research a questionnaire is utilised to collect research data from a sample size of one hundred and five east European entrepreneurship in England. Evidence from this research sufficiently address three fundamental questions about the research population, which are: what are the drivers of engaging in entrepreneurial activity; what are the personal characteristics that define these entrepreneurs; and what sources of business finance does entrepreneurs have access to. It is essential to note that this research was carried out prior to the in/out referendum held on the 23rd June 2016 which resulted in a vote for UK to leave the EU in what has become commonly known as ‘Brexit’.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
School or Department: Birmingham Business School, Department of Management
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/7711


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