Refugee entrepreneurship: Empirical quantitative evidence on microenterprises in refugee camps in Turkey (Article in Press)
AuthorKachkar, Omar Ahmad
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CitationKachkar, Omar Ahmad. (2018). Refugee entrepreneurship: Empirical quantitative evidence on microenterprises in refugee camps in Turkey (Article in Press). Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2018.1479913
This article examines the current situations of refugee microenterprises in selected refugee camps in Turkey. A quantitative method is employed. Findings show that approximately 25% of respondents have managed to start their businesses in refugee camps. Respondents indicate that funding sources are mostly from savings or sponsorship from relatives. More than half of the respondents had entrepreneurship experience. Over 80% of respondents showed a willingness to participate in microentrepreneurship. Findings on challenges conform to the traditional problems of starting a microenterprise for refugees. The results of this study indicate the enormous potential of refugees and their willingness to engage in entrepreneurship activities.