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Resettlement and Self-Sufficiency: Refugees' Perceptions of Social Entrepreneurship in Arizona

Abstract This research examined the perceptions of refugees towards social entrepreneurship in Arizona through focus group discussions with 77 members of the refugee communities that have been organized under nine groups. Business experience, problem solving experience, conception of social entrepreneurship, examples, opportunities, support, and needs emerged as the themes of the study. Available opportunities as well as barriers for refugee social entrepreneurship based on the views of refugees in Arizona were explained. The difference between commercial entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship was highlighted and some examples of refugee social entrepreneurship described. Qualitative data analysis revealed that refugees in Arizona have entrepr... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Merie, Kassaw Tafere (Author) / Androff, David (Advisor) / Klimek, Barbara (Committee member) / Krysik, Judy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Ethnic studies / Social research / Refugee Resettlement / Refugees / Refugee Social Entrepreneurship / Self-Sufficiency / Social Entrepreneurship
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 75 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Social Work 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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