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dc.contributor.advisorWaring, Marilyn
dc.contributor.advisorPringle, Judith
dc.contributor.authorVerheijen, Vivien Wei
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-19T21:42:39Z
dc.date.available2018-11-19T21:42:39Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12048
dc.description.abstractThis study aimed to explore the lived experiences of immigrant women entrepreneurs in New Zealand. Hermeneutic phenomenology is used to interpret how the lived experience of being a female immigrant might have influenced women’s abilities to utilise social and cultural capital. An important aspect of the methodology is that the experiences are understood through the women’s voices. The research data were gathered by individual semi-structured interviews. The main findings from this study were that immigrant women strategically leveraged their social networks, niche markets, gender, and family relationships as significant sources of social capital to develop and maintain their enterprise. The central results revealed that cultural practices including religion and heritage language were used and capitalised upon for commercial activities. In other words, immigrant women’s ethnic heritage, their upbringings and cultural values all significantly influenced their attitudes, work ethic, and the philosophy and operation of their business, and their contribution to supporting other immigrants in their settlement journey. By incorporating both feminist and ethnic diversity perspectives, with a focus on social capital and cultural capital, this study contributes qualitative evidence about immigrant women for policymakers in central and local government agencies to develop relevant policy frameworks and resources.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectImmigrant Women Entrepreneurshipen_NZ
dc.subjectImmigrant and Ethnic Entrepreneursen_NZ
dc.subjectSocial Capitalen_NZ
dc.subjectCultural Capitalen_NZ
dc.subjectCultural Differencesen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectReligion and Entrepreneurshipen_NZ
dc.subjectHermeneutic Phenomenologyen_NZ
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_NZ
dc.subjectEthnic Heritage Languageen_NZ
dc.subjectFeminist Perspective.en_NZ
dc.titleThe Lived Experience of Social and Cultural Capital for Immigrant Women’s Entrepreneurship in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral Theses
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2018-11-19T06:25:35Z


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