Journal of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Mentoring Programs, immigrant entrepreneurs, mentoring programmes
Immigrants face significant challenges that impair their ability to access resources that can develop their entrepreneurial potential. Using an action research and case-based approach, we highlight the challenges experienced by immigrant entrepreneurs and in turn discuss practical measures to resolve these challenges through mentoring programmes for nascent entrepreneurs. We profile a unique multi-disciplinary programme involving both business and law students who coordinate and deliver workshops for course credit. Established entrepreneurs and professionals also volunteer their time as mentors. We develop a balanced scorecard to assess and improve the programme. Study results provide a model to enable universities and others to reach out to nascent immigrant entrepreneurs.
Schlosser, Francine K. and Tawfik, Myra. (2012). Taking an Active Approach in Entrepreneurial Mentoring Programs Geared Toward Immigrants. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 21 (2), 201-221.