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Accession Number PB2012-109198
Title Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners, and Their Access to Financial Capital.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 51p
Personal Author R. W. Fairlie
Abstract Immigrant business owners make important contributions to the U.S. economy. Although recent research documents these contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs to the U.S. economy less attention has been drawn to the advantages and disadvantages that immigrant entrepreneurs face in creating and maintaining successful businesses. A better understanding of the constraints faced by immigrant entrepreneurs may shed light on whether there is untapped potential for this group and whether their contributions to the U.S. economy can be even greater. One area in which knowledge is especially lacking is access to and use of financial capital among immigrant entrepreneurs. The main reason for the lack of research on access to financial capital among immigrant entrepreneurs is data availability. For the first time in a decade and a half the U.S. Census Bureau collected information on immigrant business owners in the 2007 Survey of Business Owners. Specially commissioned tabulations from these data as well as the most up-to-date data on business ownership patterns from the 2010 Current Population Survey are used to conduct a comprehensive analysis of access to financial capital among businesses owned by immigrants.
Keywords Access
Data collection
Economic growth
Financial management
Small businesses

Source Agency US Small Business Administration
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
70B - Management Practice
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Small Business Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Advocacy.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Contract rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number SBAHQ-10-R-0009/0212020Q0006

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