Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Innovation in the U.S. High-Tech Sector

@article{Brown2019ImmigrantEA,
  title={Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Innovation in the U.S. High-Tech Sector},
  author={J. Brown and J. Earle and M. J. Kim and K. Lee},
  journal={Labor: Human Capital eJournal},
  year={2019}
}
  • J. Brown, J. Earle, +1 author K. Lee
  • Published 2019
  • Business
  • Labor: Human Capital eJournal
  • We estimate differences in innovation behavior between foreign versus U.S.-born entrepreneurs in high-tech industries. Our data come from the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, a random sample of firms with detailed information on owner characteristics and innovation activities. We find uniformly higher rates of innovation in immigrant-owned firms for 15 of 16 different innovation measures; the only exception is for copyright/trademark. The immigrant advantage holds for older firms as well as for… CONTINUE READING
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