I am a business student at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), conducting a New Zealand wide research on first-generation skilled Indian migrant entrepreneurs.
Your participation will help paint a big picture of the potential, contributions, motivations and barriers faced by skilled Indian migrant entrepreneurs in and across New Zealand.The details of this research are as listed below.
Beyond filling the gaps - The entrepreneurial drivers and economic contributions of skilled Indian migrant entrepreneurs to the New Zealand economy.
Research Significance: India is the largest source of skilled migrants to New Zealand - Over 20 percent of all Indian immigrants in 2016 came under the skilled migrant category (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Migration trends and outlook 2015-16, pg 52). India is also the fastest growing ethnic group among Asian ethnicities in New Zealand (Statistics New Zealand, 2016).
The New Zealand government has recognized the importance of skilled Indian migrants, with its IndiaNZ Inc strategy goal to “attract and retain skilled migrants from India, who are able to make an effective contribution to New Zealand’s economic base” (Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, 2011). While some research has been conducted for Indian immigrants in New Zealand from social perspectives, the contributions of skilled Indian migration entrepreneurs to the New Zealand economy remain under explored.
Research Participation Criteria: I invite you to participate in this research if you are:
1. a first-generation skilled migrant from India;
2. holding New Zealand permanent residence;
3. with a minimum of Bachelor’s degree (from anywhere);
4. with previous paid work experience in New Zealand;
5. now operating your own registered business with one or more employee/(s);
6. in any industry sector, such as Hospitality, ICT , Health, Agriculture, Construction etc. in New Zealand.
All demographics (Republic of India nations and ex-nationals, any age, any gender, any religion, any sub-culture), meeting the above criteria are invited.
Research Methodology: Your participation will involve a face to face or phone interview about your journey from paid work to entrepreneurship in New Zealand. The interview will last between 15 - 40 minutes (at a time convenient to you).
1. Present the importance of innovative Skilled Indian Migrants in NZ.
2. Paint a big picture of the entrepreneurial drivers, cognitive skills, human capital, obstacles, and contributions etc. of innovative SIMEs across different regions and business sectors of New Zealand.
3. Inform research organisations, new immigrants and aspiring entrepreneurs searching for opportunities.
4. Promoting Diversity research and learning among students and the wider community.
*Participants will receive a report of collective research findings from across New Zealand (on request and in compliance with the Privacy Act, 1993).
Please contact me at 0211966610 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Many Thanks Neha
Neharika Ahluwalia Research Student | Masters of (International) Business (MBus) Faculty of Business and Law, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St, Auckland Ph: 0211966610 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org