Aspectos do Empreendedorismo de Imigrantes Brasileiros em Perth, Austrália

Translated title of the contribution: Brazilian immigrants' entrepreneurship in Perth, Australia

Renata Casado, Roberto Falcão, Eduardo Cruz

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Objective: The exploratory research seeks to describe the community of Brazilian entrepreneurs in Perth, Australia, regarding their aspirations, migratory trajectories and aspects of entrepreneurship.

Method:an exploratory qualitative research was carried out, through the analysis of 21 in-depth interviews with Brazilian entrepreneurs from the most diverse sectors, established in the city of Perth, Western Australia.

Main results: Among the reported reasons for emigrating, stand out, discontent with Brazil and the search for a better quality of life. Among the reasons for undertaking, the identification of opportunities, the search for freedom and help to colleagues and family members are reported. The Brazilian community is seen by entrepreneurs as crucial to the establishment of several businesses whose target audience is the community itself, but is also viewed with a certain suspicion, evidenced by the occurrence of false complaints, denoting a distorted business ethics. Cultural and linguistic barriers to entrepreneurship and work are highlighted.

Relevance / originality: Brazilian immigrants ́ entrepreneurship overseas is scarcely researched, particularly in Australia. The paper evidences the socio-demographic profile of the entrepreneurs, their behavioral traits,a description of their businesses, and the relationships between entrepreneurs and between them and their community.

Theoretical contributions: to understand the inception of Brazilian immigrants business, related factors and constraints.

Contributions tomanagement: help Brazilian immigrant entrepreneurs envision paths, based on the cases reported, for them to act with greater assertiveness while managing their businesses.
Translated title of the contributionBrazilian immigrants' entrepreneurship in Perth, Australia
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)170-182
JournalInternext: Review of International Business
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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