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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:53548
Doc. No:TL23502
Call number:‭3374598‬
Main Entry:Husam K. Omar
Title & Author:Arab American entrepreneurs: Investigating experiences from TexasHusam K. Omar
College:University of the Incarnate Word
Date:2009
Degree:Ph.D.
student score:2009
Page No:143-n/a
Abstract:This dissertation examines the cultural experiences of Arab American entrepreneurs who have settled in South Texas. Arab Americans comprise one of the most thriving and successful minority ethnic groups in the United States who began arriving in the United States at the end of the 19th century. Their rate of immigration increased in the later part of the 20th century due to many pull and push factors. The Arab American community at large is a group that is under-studied and under-documented. This research was to shed some light on the experiences of some members of this group. Data were collected for this study through open-ended interviews with Arab Americans who have been practicing their entrepreneurial activities for a number of years. Analysis revealed that acculturation and cultural adjustments were necessary for success in the business world; assimilation, however, was not. All the Arab American entrepreneurs interviewed discussed the importance of acculturation and cultural adjustment for their ability to succeed in business. At the end of the research findings, a number of suggestions and recommendations are made for future researchers and entrepreneurs.
Subject:Social sciences; Education; Entrepreneurs; Texas; Arab-American; Assimilation; Arabs in Texas; Ethnic entrepreneurs; Multiculturalism; Arab entrepreneurs; Bilingual education; Ethnic studies; Arab Americans; 0631:Ethnic studies; 0282:Bilingual education
Added Entry:F. M. Boakari
Added Entry:University of the Incarnate Word