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URN etd-0510112-104014
Author Mansour Amjadi
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Department Business Management
Year 2011
Semester 2
Degree Ph.D.
Type of Document
Language English
Title     
Becoming Expatriate Entrepreneurs: A Phenomenological Exploration of Entrepreneuring in Taiwan
Date of Defense 2012-04-13
Page Count 126
Keyword
  • Taiwan
  • Situated Entrepreneuring
  • Lived Experience
  • Phenomenology
  • Expatriate Entrepreneur
  • Migration
  • Abstract Becoming Expatriate Entrepreneurs:     
    A Phenomenological Exploration of Entrepreneuring in Taiwan
    The purpose of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of an important but under-researched domain of expatriate entrepreneurs’ lived-experience. Heideggerian existential-phenomenology of being-in-the-world was explored as an alternative, departing from the dominant mainstream economic, personality, and behavioral perspectives in entrepreneurship and migration research. Through the phenomenological inquiry, four themes emerged from the expatriate entrepreneurs cases in Taiwan. These intriguing themes are a) adapting and engaging in the local context by enterprising, b) entrepreneuring as brokering in diverse contexts, c) the mutuality of business ventures: Co-creating with the localpreneurs, and d) constructing an entrepreneurial identity, which contribute to both migration and entrepreneurship research. Furthermore, it is proposed that the expatriate entrepreneurial becoming could be understood as situated entrepreneuring which illustrates connecting past and present, connecting to the new context, and also connecting to the material world. Finally, Theoretical, methodological, and practical implications, as well as potential areas for the pursuit of a wide array of further inquires in the field of expatriate, migration and entrepreneurship, are identified. 
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    Keywords: Expatriate Entrepreneur, Migration, Phenomenology, Lived Experience, Situated  Entrepreneuring, Taiwan
    Advisory Committee
  • Ping-Yi , Chao - chair
  • Hsin- Hui Chou - co-chair
  • Ching-Fang Lee - co-chair
  • Chih-Yuan Wang - co-chair
  • Yu-Chung , Liu - advisor
  • Dun-Hou , Tsai - advisor
  • Files
  • etd-0510112-104014.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 5 year and off-campus access at 5 year.
    Date of Submission 2012-05-10

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