Education, Entrepreneurship and Immigration: America’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Part II

Education, Entrepreneurship and Immigration: America’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Part II
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Vivek Wadhwa | Ben Rissing | AnnaLee Saxenian | Gary Gereffi

Skilled immigrants have achieved great success in starting engineering and technology companies in the United States, and they contribute significantly to the country's economic growth over time. This paper seeks to understand the educational backgrounds and career trajectories of immigrant entrepreneurs, as well as to identify lessons for enhancing the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. The research confirms that advanced education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is correlated with high rates of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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