Immigrant Entrepreneurship

  title={Immigrant Entrepreneurship},
  author={Sari Pekkala Kerr and William R. Kerr},
  journal={SPGMI: Compustat Fundamentals (Topic)},
We examine immigrant entrepreneurship and the survival and growth of immigrant-founded businesses over time relative to native-founded companies. Our work quantifies immigrant contributions to new firm creation in a wide variety of fields and using multiple definitions. While significant research effort has gone into understanding the economic impact of immigration into the United States, comprehensive data for quantifying immigrant entrepreneurship are difficult to assemble. We combine several… 
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