A Comparative Study of Indian Entrepreneurs in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Melbourne, Australia

By Achinto Roy and Reshmi Lahiri-Roy.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This is a comparative study of entrepreneurs of Indian origin (first generation migrants from India) who are doing business in Christchurch, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. The study was undertaken in the cities of Christchurch and Melbourne with the purpose of finding out what motivates first generation immigrant entrepreneurs of Indian origin to take to business. The findings point to the differences in motivational factors between the two sets of first generation Indian migrant entrepreneurs interviewed in New Zealand and in Australia and the underlying environmental factors in operation.

Keywords: First Generation Migrant, Indian Migrant, Indian Entrepreneur, New Zealand, Australia

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp.133-142. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 819.187KB).

Dr. Achinto Roy

Lecturer, School of Management and Marketing, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Dr. Achinto Roy teaches at the School of Management & Marketing, Deakin University, Australia. His teaching and research interests are in the area of Strategic Management, Business Ethics and International Business. He has a Ph.D. in Management and a Masters and an Honours degree in Commerce & Business from University of Canterbury and a B.Com (Accounting & Auditing) from the University of Bombay. He is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has a number of publications to his credit that includes a book, scholarly journal articles, international conference presentations and case studies in Management. He has over 23 years of consulting, professional and business experience.

Dr. Reshmi Lahiri-Roy

Member, New Zealand South Asian Centre, New Zealand South Asia Centre, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr. Reshmi Lahiri-Roy holds a Ph.D. in English and Cultural Studies and a Master of Arts, from University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She has a M.A. in English, a B.A. in English from University of Bombay, India and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Bombay. Her research interests include Postcolonial Studies, Cross-cultural Studies, Bollywood and Diasporic Cinema, Migrant and Gender issues. She has presented and published her academic work at notable international conferences and journals. She teaches within the New Zealand South Asia Centre, University of Canterbury.

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