“Virginia Tech researcher explores the role of immigrant entrepreneurship”

Originally posted in our June 2024 Top of Mind Newsletter.

Virginia Tech’s Chunbei Wang’s research delves into the intricate dynamics of immigrant entrepreneurship in the United States, revealing that immigrants, driven by factors like economic opportunity and independence from potential discrimination, are significantly more likely than native-born citizens to embark on entrepreneurial ventures.

Wang’s work highlights how microeconomic factors such as education and financial resources, alongside macroeconomic conditions and immigration policies, shape these decisions. Her work not only highlights immigrants’ substantial economic contributions but also should inform policymakers and ecosystem support members on optimizing immigration policies to foster community-centered entrepreneurship.

Read more below about Wang’s research.

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