PAPER TITLE :ENTREPRENEURS’ SATISFACTION WITH JOB AND LIFE IN THE SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN DIASPORA: DUAL EMBEDDEDNESS

FUTA JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY | VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1 2016

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : Thomas Schøtt
  • Abstract:

The research question here is, for the migrants in the Sub-Sahara African diaspora, how does their satisfaction with job and life compare to the satisfaction of natives in Sub-Sahara Africa and in the West? The more abstract research question here is, how are migrants dually embedded in their home-society and their host-society? Froma sample of 58,999 migrants from Sub-Sahara Africa and natives in Sub-Sahara Africa and in the West who reported their satisfaction, satisfaction with work and life was found to be higher in the West than in Sub-Sahara Africa. Migrants from Sub-Sahara Africa to the West had a level of satisfaction that was in between. In their satisfaction, thus, migrants were embedded both in their home-society and in their host-society, a dual embeddedness The study contributes, concretely, to understanding entrepreneurs’ and non-entrepreneurs’ satisfaction with work and life in the Sub-Sahara African diaspora. More theoretically, the study contributes to understanding migrants’ dual embeddedness in home-society and in host-society.