Sustainable Business Development in Regional Australia
ARC Discovery grant, $200,124.
UTS (Professor J.Collins ), CSU (A/P B. Krivokapic-Skoko)
This project is led by University of Technology, Sydney.
The humanitarian program is the most controversial aspect of Australian immigration. Humanitarian immigrants are the most disadvantaged cohort of immigrant arrivals and face the greatest settlement difficulties in Australia: one-third of humanitarian entrant settlers remain unemployed after three years of settlement in Australia (Hugo 2011:104).
One pathway to increase humanitarian immigrant employment, reduce socio-economic disadvantage and generate more successful settlement outcomes in humanitarian immigrant communities is the establishment of private and social business enterprises that are owned and/or controlled by humanitarian immigrants. However there is little contemporary research into 'humanitarian immigrant entrepreneurship' in Australia.
This research project will provide information for the first time on:
This research project aims to fill this critical gap in the literature and to identify policy, programs and projects that can assist in the expansion of humanitarian immigrant entrepreneurship in Australia.
It will be the first research specifically designed to:
The expected outcomes are:
A/Prof Branka Krivokapic-Skoko
Charles Sturt University – Bathurst