Entrepreneurial migrants from/in emerging economies: breaking taboos and stereotypes

Maribel Guerrero, Roseline Wanjiru

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Entrepreneurial migration from/in emerging economies, as grand societal and humanitarian challenges that we currently face, underscores the need for scholarly research. In our role as social science researchers, this special issue aimed to stimulate scholars from different social science fields to rethink more broadly about the opportunities for making an impact with our research focus on entrepreneurial migration from/in emerging economies. This article provides an overview of the theoretical, empirical, managerial, and policy implications of entrepreneurial migrants from/in emerging economies research. It puts forward key concepts and measures, explores the relations within the current broader literature on migration and entrepreneurship, and identifies several gaps that represent future research questions. We also introduce eight papers in a special section of this issue, which offer answers to critical gaps and questioning some taboos/stereotypes related entrepreneurial migrants. We conclude by outlining an agenda for engaging the academic community to extend research on entrepreneurial migrants from/in emerging economies. It is the perfect time to “make a difference” through our research, teaching, and interaction with multiple socioeconomic agents to constitute impacts that “endorse a real transformation” for supporting the migrants’ community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-506
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • Emerging Economies
  • Emigrants
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Immigrants
  • Institutions
  • Migrants
  • Refugees
  • Returned

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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