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What motivates Migrant women to become entrepreneurs in Dublin Ireland, and what challenges do they face in their business operations?

Yeboah Bonsu, Effie (2012) What motivates Migrant women to become entrepreneurs in Dublin Ireland, and what challenges do they face in their business operations? Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

A key feature of the Irish Economy is the strong presence of Small-Medium-Enterprises inter alia migrant women entrepreneurs contributing in providing job opportunities to the labour force. However, migrant women entrepreneurs continue to face challenges in the operation of their businesses, being unaware of the benefits of undertaking useful educational programmes such as ‘Start Your Own Business’ training programmes initiated Dublin City Enterprise Board (DCEB) in conjunction with ForasÁiseannaSaothair(FAS), which provides guidelines and information relating to sourcing for financial assistance and developing business plans to meet business objectives. This thesis aims at investigating what motivates migrant women into entrepreneurship in Dublin, Ireland and the challenges they encounter in the operation of their businesses.

Migrant women entrepreneurs originating from different parts of the world were involved in the study. This was largely carried out by using the qualitative research methodology to survey a selection of migrant women in Dublin, Ireland i e through interviews. In addition, the model of psychological perspective of entrepreneurship as well as Schumpeter and Kirzner’s entrepreneurship theory were used for the theoretical framework.

The outcome of the study shows that the most prevalent challenges migrant women entrepreneurs encounter is the issue of access to information and financial capital. This research reinforces a need for policymakers to provide information of programmes tailored specifically for migrant women entrepreneurs, as overall, it is evident that they are ignorant of vital information regarding entrepreneurship in Dublin, Ireland.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > New Business Enterprises
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small Business Sector
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Classes of Labour > Women and Work
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 13:13
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 16:49
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/785

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