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Characteristics of migrant entrepreneurs as agents of direct investment in sub‐Saharan Africa: An observation of the Lebanese in Nigeria

Charles J. Mambula I (Langston University, USA)

World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5961

Article publication date: 1 June 2010

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Abstract

This chapter is a hybrid of entrepreneurship and international business. While conceptualising Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), together with theory and practice for development, the study looks at the role migrant entrepreneurs can play in the process, i.e. Africa. The study focuses on one group of Entrepreneurs (the Lebanese) who migrated and established successful business communities in Nigeria. Common qualities between the Lebanese and Nigerian entrepreneurs are compared and contrasted considering the adaptive ability of the Lebanese in the presence of constraints. The Host country is encouraged to create an enabling environment for both domestic and foreign investors.

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Mambula I, C.J. (2010), "Characteristics of migrant entrepreneurs as agents of direct investment in sub‐Saharan Africa: An observation of the Lebanese in Nigeria", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 193-212. https://doi.org/10.1108/20425961201000015

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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