Academics Sari Pekkala Kerr and William R. Kerr shed some preliminary but much-needed light on the topic of immigration, particularly as it relates to those immigrants who start businesses in the United States. Their analysis tackles such issues as what employment prospects these immigrant entrepreneurs create for others and whether age at immigration influences entrepreneurial success. However, their report ends up raising more questions than it can answer with its data-based approach. Nonetheless, getAbstract suggests this ambitious study to officials, economists and entrepreneurs – both foreign- and native-born.
About the Authors
Sari Pekkala Kerr is a senior research scientist at Wellesley College. William R. Kerr is a Harvard Business School professor.