Paper Seminar: Structure or Culture, Push or Pull?
19 Nov, 2012
12.00-13.30 (lunch and full paper will be provided to those who register)
SSES office, Saltmätargatan 9
NB: in order to register you need to hold a PhD or be a doctoral student
On November 21, Martin Korpi, PhD, researcher at the Institute for Economic and Business History Research at the Stockholm School of Economics, will present his paper "Structure or Culture, Push or Pull? - Immigrant Women and Entrepreneurship within the Swedish Health Care Sector, 2002-2006.
The Paper Seminar series is a perfect opportunity to get up to speed with the entrepreneurship research scene and meet and greet your fellow researchers.
We follow the traditional approach with 30-45 minutes of presentation, followed by comments and discussion.
Using Swedish longitudinal full-population data and logistic regression, this paper gauges the question of motives for start-ups; whether more structural push factors such as comparatively high unemployment and/or lower income dominate over different types of “pull” factors related to ethnic enclaves. While structural factors are significantly related to female entrepreneurship regardless of origin, no additional effect is found whether for foreign born more broadly defined, or when adding specific country of birth. The paper thus points to structural disadvantage motives, based on gender rather than ethnicity, dominating over possible cultural motives for entrepreneurship.
Martin Korpi’s doctoral thesis dealt with domestic and international migration and its effects on wage dispersion and income inequality, Sweden, 1993-2003, and he received his PhD in Economic History at Stockholm School of Economics in December 2009. He has previously worked extensively on migration, demographic change and regional development at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm and as a guest researcher at the Geography Department, UCLA. Currently, he holds a Wallander Post-doc at EHFF, Stockholm School of Economics and the Economics Department, Royal Institute of Technology, while also working as a researcher at the Ratio Institute, Stockholm.