ENTREPRENEURS’ SATISFACTION WITH JOB AND LIFE IN THE SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN DIASPORA: DUAL EMBEDDEDNESS IN HOME-SOCIETY AND HOST-SOCIETY

T S Thomas Schøtt

Abstract



The research question here is, for the migrants in the Sub-Sahara African diaspora, how
does their satisfaction with job and life compare to the satisfaction of natives in Sub-Sahara
Africa and in the West? The more abstract research question here is, how are migrants
dually embedded in their home-society and their host-society? Froma sample of 58,999
migrants from Sub-Sahara Africa and natives in Sub-Sahara Africa and in the West who
reported their satisfaction, satisfaction with work and life was found to be higher in the
West than in Sub-Sahara Africa. Migrants from Sub-Sahara Africa to the West had a level
of satisfaction that was in between. In their satisfaction, thus, migrants were embedded both
in their home-society and in their host-society, a dual embeddedness The study contributes,
concretely, to understanding entrepreneurs’ and non-entrepreneurs’ satisfaction with work
and life in the Sub-Sahara African diaspora. More theoretically, the study contributes to
understanding migrants’ dual embeddedness in home-society and in host-society.


Keywords:migrants, natives, entrepreneurs, dual embeddedness, sub-sahara africa.

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