‘My Business is All About Love and Care’: Korean Female Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Sydney

University of New South Wales
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Journal Article
International Review of Korean Studies, 2017, 14 (1), pp. 35 - 66
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This paper reports on a study of Korean immigrant women to examine various personal, social, economic and cultural aspects of their entrepreneurial activities in Australia. Based on in-depth interviews, findings suggest that women’s decision to start business was greatly affected by a complex interaction between push and pull factors; that their performance in the business were often constrained by a lack of support and resources as well as traditional gender role; and that doing business empowered the women, helping improve financial, social and/or psychological independence. These findings, although generated from a small sample, will contribute to a better understanding of the intersection of gender, ethnicity and entrepreneurship.
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