Return Migrant Entrepreneurs in India

Zeitlyn, B, Hussain, Z, Kumar, A and Rao, S (2010) Return Migrant Entrepreneurs in India. International Labour Organisation, India. ISBN 978-92-2-124131-7

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Abstract

For centuries India has been a destination and a source of migrants. Although a significant proportion of skilled workers tend to migrate to countries such as Australia, UK and the US, the less skilled migrant workers are employed in the Middle East as well as South East Asian countries. This study focuses on those temporary migrants who return to India once they have completed their short term employment contracts. They invest their skills and in some cases their savings in business ventures with success. Such return migrants can loosely be classified as forced returnees, wilful returnees, financially well positioned returnees who are rish in skills but short on finances. The case studies presented in this report are drawn from this hetrogeneous group and reveal their success in entrepreneurship after their return to India.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Benji Zeitlyn
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:19
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 14:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11699
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