Entrepreneurship helps to integrate individuals into society and provides a workplace for entrepreneurs, but also a learning environment for family members and other employees in the company. The entrepreneurship of immigrants has both economic and social value. SWiPE researcher Satu Aaltonen has studied immigrant entrepreneurs and public, private and third-sector organisations offering early-stage services. Her research revealed that
- the challenges at the early stage of the entrepreneurship are largely the same for both immigrants and natives of Finland
- the promotion of immigrant entrepreneurship in Finland does not directly require new services, particularly for immigrant entrepreneurs, but requires cooperation and networking with the population.
Based on these research findings, SWiPE research project has developed a policy brief, policy recommendations for policy makers and policy executives. Read policy brief here (in Finnish).