The overarching aim of this research project is to address the following research questions:
- What is the international migrant contribution to business ownership and entrepreneurship in regions? and;
- How could the prevalence and impact of migrant entrepreneurship in regions be enhanced?
The project has been specifically designed to:
- Document the role of international migrants as job creators in regional Australia; and
- Inform and influence the regional population discussions by quantifying information about migrant business owners and presenting case studies of migrant business owners and entrepreneurs.
The project itself is divided into the four main parts:
- A review of literature on migrant business ownership and entrepreneurship;
- An analysis of data on business ownership and income building potential among regional migrants;
- An analysis of at least five case studies profiling migrant entrepreneurs in regional Australia whose stories connect with the findings of the literature review and data analysis; and
- An identification of any strategies that could be pursued locally or by state/federal governments to encourage migrant business ownership/entrepreneurship in regional areas.