Adversity is a multifaceted problem. Yet, extant studies view adversity unidimensionally. We explore how complementary dimensions of adversity faced by refugee entrepreneurs affect their resilience. Refugees face adversity due to both the forced nature of their migration and their foreignness in the host country. Because of the value of venturing as an expression of resilience, we focus specifically on the refugees' venture performance. We argue that the inability to return to their homelands incentivizes refugees to integrate in the host community. Our results suggest that, while forced migration contributes to refugees' initial underperformance relative to other immigrants, this additional dimension of adversity also helps them overcome it through deeper integration.
|Title of host publication||Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research|
|Publisher||Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2020|