Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
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Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

A Contextualized Approach

Edited by Paresha Sinha, Jenny Gibb, Michèle Akoorie and Jonathan M. Scott

This Research Handbook offers contextualized perspectives on entrepreneurship in emerging economies. Emphasizing how national context profoundly shapes incentives for entrepreneurial efforts, chapters dissect the opportunities emerging from various institutions and social practices from the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. This Handbook is an ideal guide for researchers working on emerging economies, particularly those with an interest in global entrepreneurship.
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Chapter 12: Entrepreneurial intentions of immigrant Chinese students in Ireland

Antoinette Flynn, Naomi Birdthistle and Boyu Fang


The chapter examines how well the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) explains the entrepreneurial intentions of immigrant Chinese students in Ireland. The study gathered data by distributing a TPB-based questionnaire to Chinese students in Ireland and 122 responses were received. The study contributes to the existing knowledge in the fields of immigrant entrepreneurship and student entrepreneurial intentions by exploring immigrant entrepreneurship from the perspective of Chinese students who study at Irish third level institutions. Scholars have rarely explored this area so far. This study impacts the Chinese government’s comprehension of their overseas students’ present entrepreneurial intentions regarding establishing businesses in host countries and deepens the understanding of the Chinese entrepreneurial spirit. On the Irish side, this study assists the relevant government departments in developing more favourable policies for those potential international entrepreneurs by encouraging them to contribute more to Ireland’s SME economy.

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