Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences

Report Author: 
Nga-Wing Anjela Wong, Paul Y. Watanabe and Michael Liu
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

 

Probing the changing makeup of American college campuses, Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences offers unparalleled insight into the journeys of today’s graduate students born to immigrant entrepreneur parents.

Through interviews with 40 graduate students attending Massachusetts colleges from across the country, Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs unearths the unique challenges, skills and propensities engendered by growing up in a household where at least one parent ran a business. It also reveals that the students feel a deep-seated desire to give back to the immigrant communities into which they were born and which helped to mold their identities. 

 

Citation: 

Wong, N. A., Watanabe, P. Y. and Liu M. (2011). Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences. Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs Talk about Businesses, Families, Graduate Schools and Careers. Malden MA: The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.