What are the characteristics of Syrian refugee enterpreneurs in Turkey?Proceeding: 7th International Conference Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES 2019) (IMES)
Publication Date: 2019-05-30
Authors : Neslihan Gokce Uygur;
Page : 979-991
Keywords : Syrian; refugee; Turkey; characters; entrepreneurs;
The aim of this study is to examine the characteristics of Syrian refugeeentrepreneurs. When the literature is examined it is seen that there is not efficient studies. Theissue of Syrian refugee entrepreneurs is a very young field for this reason Turkish economy,individuals, steakholders, society and new researchers might have benefit from this study. Design/methodology/approach: The participants of the study were Syrian entrepreneursSMEs owners in Turkey. Data were collected from 15 participants by snowball technique in2018. The interview was undertaken by demographic questions and a closed ended format byface to face interview in their business places. During the interviews, the answers were codedand categorized. The research has been made in 4 months. Interviews took approximately30 minutes. The data transcribed to the papers by hand writing. While entrepreneurship hasbeen taken ex post, it bases "risking thing" and seeing it ex ante. Findings: It has been determined that the Syrian refugee entrepreneurs have initiated theformation of business with risk. From the results the authors elaborate Syrian refugeeentrepreneurs faced obstacles in the formation of jobs, but they don't give up on their desire tostart a business. Research/practical implications: This study reveals several practical applications worthy offuture study. The findings enhance the understanding how Syrian refugee entrepreneurscontributes in their new hosting environment. It might be valuable to further examine whatcharacters of Syrian refugee entrepreneurs have. The study will contribute to local literature. Originality/value: The paper provides evidence of the performance of Syrian refugeeentrepreneurs. The study examines to determine which characteristics of refugees haveincreased entrepreneurial spirit.
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