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Business creation in France by entrepreneurs from outside the European Union

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This chapter analyses business creation in France by immigrants from a country outside the European Union, based on longitudinal data collected through the Information System on New Enterprises survey system (SINE). This system allows for tracking the life‐cycles of individual enterprises created in France and thus enables analysis of the process by which migrant entrepreneurs set up their businesses. In particular, this chapter describes the evidence resulting from the 2006 survey concerning the specific profile of the entrepreneurs of foreign nationality, compared with their counterparts of French nationality, as well as the specific characteristics of the businesses they established in France. In addition, it provides a brief description of the development of those businesses in their first three years of existence, primarily in terms of employment and turnover. 

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: November 1, 2010


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