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Foreign workers to entrepreneurs: A framework of job displacement

Abdullah, Norehan and Maamor, Selamah and Golam Hassan, Asan Ali and Abdullah, Hussin and Hussin, Fauzi and Abdul Jalil, Ahmad Zafarullah (2012) Foreign workers to entrepreneurs: A framework of job displacement. International Journal of Business and Management, 7 (10). pp. 2-10. ISSN 1833-3850

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The entry of foreign workers on a large scale to Malaysia in the 1980s was mainly to smooth and facilitate the development of economic structural change as unskilled labor in the formal sector. It is expected that in the process of adjusting to economic changes, there is a shift of employment of foreign workers, especially during an economic crisis in 1997 and 2008. The main objective of this study was to establish a hypothetical model of job displacement of unskilled foreign labor to entrepreneurs. Data was gathered through a survey on foreign businessmen who once worked as laborers in Malaysia.Descriptive analysis results show that most migrant workers were able to shift into entrepreneurs due to the high desire to try his luck and take advantage of a stable economic situation. Furthermore, those migrants are more likely to become entrepreneurs in the same business sector of the field when first engaged as unskilled workers. Among the driving factors that contributed to the job displacement includes working experience, the existence of opportunity and fellow encouragement

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: model of job displacement, foreign workers, migrant- entrepreneurs, driving factors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Dr. Norehan Abdullah
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 07:49
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 01:22

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