Breaking limitations: constraints and strategies of Indonesian migrant entrepreneurship in Taiwan

Setyaningsih, Rita Pawestri and Yuniarto, Paulus Rudolf and Gusman, Yuherina (2023) Breaking limitations: constraints and strategies of Indonesian migrant entrepreneurship in Taiwan. Suvannabhumi, 15 (2). pp. 187-213. ISSN 2799-7839

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As migrants develop businesses abroad, entrepreneurship needs specific strategies due to some barriers when establishing and doing businesses. This paper examines the kinds of problems that have been faced in Indonesian migrant entrepreneurships in Taiwan and how the entrepreneurs cope with the difficulties. They use structural and cultural strategies for survival, seize the opportunities for self-development, and develop future careers. Research result shows that the limitations of Indonesian entrepreneurships in Taiwan are related to institutional issues, migrant status, business regulations, resource-providing institutions, language barriers, competition among migrants and locals, and capital. Hence, migrant entrepreneurs must conduct strategic actions to continue their businesses by developing innovations to grow and survive. Some measures include changing from offline to online marketing especially when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, product diversification using migrants and local people's assistance and networks, and setting competitive prices. This paper is based on qualitative research. The data were obtained through interviews in East Java-Indonesia and in Taiwan in 2022. The data were analysed using the descriptive analysis with sociological perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: constraints; coping strategies; innovations entrepreneurships
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science > 327 International Relations
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 338 Production, Industrial Economics
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services
Divisions: Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia (UAI) > Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP) > Hubungan Internasional
Depositing User: Rifda Jilan
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2023 01:55
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2023 01:55

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