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Determinants of the firm performance of returnee entrepreneurs in Somalia: the effects of external environmental conditions

Mohamed-Abdullahi Mohamed (Department of International Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)
Asmat-Nizam Abdul-Talib (Department of International Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)
AfifahAlwani Ramlee (Department of International Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia)

Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy

ISSN: 1750-6204

Article publication date: 19 August 2021

Issue publication date: 29 November 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the role of returning Somali diaspora entrepreneurs on firm performance and their perceived environmental obstacles.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on a broad literature review and covers a theoretical background to develop a research framework. It presents several propositions to be empirically tested to determine the influence of returnee entrepreneurs’ success and the challenges they face in the process.

Findings

The paper offers an overview of how Somali diaspora returnee entrepreneurs can use their resources to succeed in their business and the possible environmental uncertainties that could hinder them. The study highlights some under-researched areas and provides future research directions.

Research limitations/implications

A research investigation is needed to test the proposed conceptual framework empirically. Further research is also recommended to use other predictors when investigating the perceived environmental uncertainty faced by returnee entrepreneurs.

Practical implications

In the diaspora entrepreneurship literature, returnee entrepreneurs in post-conflict African countries did not get enough attention. Hence, the study will contribute theoretically to the literature.

Originality/value

The paper provides a conceptual framework that will help understand returnee entrepreneurs in post-conflict states in Africa, paving the way for empirical studies on the topic.

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Citation

Mohamed, M.-A., Abdul-Talib, A.-N. and Ramlee, A. (2022), "Determinants of the firm performance of returnee entrepreneurs in Somalia: the effects of external environmental conditions", Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Vol. 16 No. 6, pp. 1060-1082. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-01-2021-0009

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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