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Dr. Quang David Evansluong is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), Umeå University. His research interests center on immigrant entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial opportunity creation process, social integration, diversity, sustainable entrepreneurship, digital entrepreneurship and sports entrepreneurship. 
Quang is working on research projects studying (1) transnational immigrant family entrepreneurship and opportunity creation, (2) sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in family firms, and (3) digitalization and digital migrant entrepreneurship and (4) coping and resilience strategies among street vendors entrepreneurs.
He is also a Visiting Researcher at the Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg and was previously a postdoc researcher at Lund University School of Economics and Management. Between 2016 and 2018 Quang worked as an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Enterprise Management at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England,the United Kingdom.

Biography [swe]

Dr. Quang David Evansluong is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), Umeå University. His research interests center on immigrant entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial opportunity creation process, social integration, diversity, sustainable entrepreneurship, digital entrepreneurship and sports entrepreneurship. 
Quang is working on research projects studying (1) transnational immigrant family entrepreneurship and opportunity creation, (2) sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in family firms, and (3) digitalization and digital migrant entrepreneurship and (4) coping and resilience strategies among street vendors entrepreneurs.
He is also a Visiting Researcher at the Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg and was previously a postdoc researcher at Lund University School of Economics and Management. Between 2016 and 2018 Quang worked as an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Enterprise Management at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England,the United Kingdom.

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Evansluong, Q., Ramirez Pasillas, M. & Dana, L.-P. (2024). Family heterogeneity and migrant entrepreneurship. In: Beata Glinka; Jörg Freiling (Ed.), Handbook on migrant entrepreneurship: . De Gruyter Open
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family heterogeneity and migrant entrepreneurship
2024 (English)In: Handbook on migrant entrepreneurship / [ed] Beata Glinka; Jörg Freiling, De Gruyter Open, 2024Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Family can play any of a variety of roles in the entrepreneurial process of migrants; yet the literature tends to consider family as a homogeneous unit. In reality, families comprise different structures ranging from a nuclear family to a extended family. Furthermore, given that migrant entrepreneurs may have family in their countries of origin as well as often in their countries of residence, we should consider that the notion of family and its influence can vary from one country to another. In this chapter, we aim to better understand the role of family heterogeneity in the starting of a new venture by migrant entrepreneurs by looking into family functions. We address the following research questions: (i) What family functions are present in the countries of origin and residence in the process of migrant entrepreneurs starting a new venture; and (ii) How do such functions facilitate or hinder the new venture?The chapter identifies three family functions—or family ways of working—that facilitate the new venture-creation process: (i) changing family responsibilities;  (ii) family acting as a catalyzer;  and (iii) family acting as bedrock. These functions are not static features, but rather processes influencing the venture-creation process. Family functions change as needed during the venture-creation process. Such changes, however, are limited to the pool of resources available to the migrant entrepreneur and his or her family in the countries of origin and residence. Family can play any of a variety of roles in the entrepreneurial process of migrants; yet the literature tends to consider family as a homogeneous unit. In reality, families comprise different structures ranging from a nuclear family to a extended family. Furthermore, given that migrant entrepreneurs may have family in their countries of origin as well as often in their countries of residence, we should consider that the notion of family and its influence can vary from one country to another. In this chapter, we aim to better understand the role of family heterogeneity in the starting of a new venture by migrant entrepreneurs by looking into family functions. We address the following research questions: (i) What family functions are present in the countries of origin and residence in the process of migrant entrepreneurs starting a new venture; and (ii) How do such functions facilitate or hinder the new venture?The chapter identifies three family functions—or family ways of working—that facilitate the new venture-creation process: (i) changing family responsibilities;  (ii) family acting as a catalyzer;  and (iii) family acting as bedrock. These functions are not static features, but rather processes influencing the venture-creation process. Family functions change as needed during the venture-creation process. Such changes, however, are limited to the pool of resources available to the migrant entrepreneur and his or her family in the countries of origin and residence. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
De Gruyter Open, 2024
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-213995 (URN)10.1515/9783111025520-004 (DOI)9783111025308 (ISBN)9783111025520 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-09-01 Created: 2023-09-01 Last updated: 2024-07-01
Evansluong, Q., Grip, L. & Karayianni, E. (2023). Digital ethnicity affordances: from a liability to an asset in immigrant entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital ethnicity affordances: from a liability to an asset in immigrant entrepreneurship
2023 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, ISSN 1355-2554, E-ISSN 1758-6534Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose. This paper aims to understand how immigrant entrepreneurs use digital opportunities to overcome the liability of newness and foreignness and how an immigrant’s ethnicity can be digitally performed as an asset in business.

Design. The study adopts an inductive multiple case study approach using social media content. The data consists of over 3,500 posts, images, and screenshots from Facebook, Instagram, and the webpages of seven successful Vietnamese restaurants in Sweden. Grounded content analysis was conducted using NVivo.

Findings. The findings suggest that digitalising ethnic artifacts can mediate and facilitate three digital performances that together can turn ethnicity from a liability to an asset: (i) preserving performance through digital ethnicising, (ii) embracing performance through digital generativitising and (iii) appropriating performance through digital fusionising. The results support the introduction of a conceptual framework depicting the interwoven duality of horizontal and vertical boundary blurring, in which the former takes place between the offline and online spaces of immigrant businesses, and the latter occurs between the home and host country attachment of the immigrant businesses.

Originality. This study responds to calls for understanding how immigrant entrepreneurs can overcome the liability of foreignness. It offers a fresh look at ethnicity, which has been seen in a negative light in the field of immigrant entrepreneurship. This study illuminates that ethnicity can be used as a resource in immigrant entrepreneurship, specifically through the use of digital artifacts and digital platforms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
Immigrant entrepreneurship, digitalisation, social media, digital ethnic performance, boundary blurring, digital ethnicity affordances
National Category
Business Administration International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-202155 (URN)10.1108/IJEBR-02-2022-0207 (DOI)000916449800001 ()2-s2.0-85147001998 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Organising Integration at Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and LawTransnational Immigrant Family Entrepreneurship Research Network at Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07205Broman Foundation for Research and Entrepreneurship, GU 2019/809
Available from: 2023-01-03 Created: 2023-01-03 Last updated: 2023-02-17
Ljungkvist, T., Evansluong, Q. & Boers, B. (2023). Family influences on entrepreneurial orientation in immigrant entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 29(11), 241-267
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family influences on entrepreneurial orientation in immigrant entrepreneurship
2023 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, ISSN 1355-2554, E-ISSN 1758-6534, Vol. 29, no 11, p. 241-267Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study explores how the family influences the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) process in immigrant businesses.

Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws on inductive multiple-case studies using 34 in-depth interviews. This paper relies on three cases of immigrant entrepreneurs originating from Mexico and Colombia that established firms in Sweden.

Findings: The results suggest that EO development trajectories vary in the presence of family roles (i.e. inspirers, backers and partners), resulting in the immigrant family business configurations of family-role-influenced proactiveness, risk-taking and innovation.

Originality/value: The immigrant family configurations drive three EO-enabling scenarios: (1) home-country framing, (2) family backing and (3) transnational translating. Immigrant family dynamics facilitate the development of EO over time through reciprocal interaction processes across contexts. This study indicates that, through family dynamics, EO develops as mutually interactive processes between the immigrant entrepreneur's family in the home and host countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
Immigrants, Entrepreneurial orientation, Start-ups
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-212375 (URN)10.1108/ijebr-07-2022-0602 (DOI)2-s2.0-85165190115 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Organising Integration at Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and LawTransnational Immigrant Family Entrepreneurship Research Network at Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07205Broman Foundation for Research and Entrepreneurship, GU 2019/809
Available from: 2023-07-24 Created: 2023-07-24 Last updated: 2023-07-31Bibliographically approved
Evansluong, Q., Ramirez Pasillas, M., Discua Cruz, A., Elo, M. & Vershinina, N. (2023). Guest editorial: Migrant entrepreneurship and the roles of family beyond place and space: towards a family resourcefulness across borders perspective. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 17(1), 1-15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Guest editorial: Migrant entrepreneurship and the roles of family beyond place and space: towards a family resourcefulness across borders perspective
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, ISSN 1750-6204, E-ISSN 1750-6212, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 1-15Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The call for papers for this special issue aims to examine how migrant entrepreneurs and their families across borders rely on their places of origin and residence to promote migrant entrepreneurship and shape the entrepreneurial processes, contexts, and outcomes for migrant entrepreneurs, their families, and their communities. In doing so, this editorial and the articles of the special issue advance our knowledge of the role of the family in the countries of origin and residence for migrant entrepreneurship and propose a future research agenda on family resourcefulness across borders. We first discuss the research problem and positioning of this editorial, then briefly review the articles published in this special issue. As an outcome of the discussions, we introduce family resourcefulness across borders as a lens to gain future insights on migrant entrepreneurship. Finally, this editorial discussion presents future research directions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2023
Keywords
migrant entrepreneurship, family embeddedness, borders, context, resourcefulness
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-198062 (URN)10.1108/JEC-02-2023-223 (DOI)2-s2.0-85147266135 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Organising Integration at Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and LawTransnational Immigrant Family Entrepreneurship Research Network at Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law
Funder
Broman Foundation for Research and Entrepreneurship, GU 2019/809Broman Foundation for Research and Entrepreneurship, E 2018/181Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07205
Available from: 2022-07-15 Created: 2022-07-15 Last updated: 2023-02-21Bibliographically approved
Nylén, U. & Evansluong, Q. (2023). Kvinnors företagande i Västerbotten: Rapport från en kartläggning 2022. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnors företagande i Västerbotten: Rapport från en kartläggning 2022
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2023. p. 27
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-205544 (URN)
Available from: 2023-03-08 Created: 2023-03-08 Last updated: 2023-03-08Bibliographically approved
Nguyen, H., Evansluong, Q. & Kazlou, A. (2023). Recent trends in Sweden’s new business formation: how do immigrant and native startups compare?. In: : . Paper presented at 2023 Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting - 49th Annual Conference, New York, NY, USA, February 24-26, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recent trends in Sweden’s new business formation: how do immigrant and native startups compare?
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
entrepreneurship, immigrant, spatial embeddedness, Sweden
National Category
Economics Business Administration
Research subject
Economics; Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-202160 (URN)
Conference
2023 Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting - 49th Annual Conference, New York, NY, USA, February 24-26, 2023
Projects
Organising Integration at Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and LawTransnational Immigrant Family Entrepreneurship Research Network at Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07205Broman Foundation for Research and Entrepreneurship, GU 2019/809Broman Foundation for Research and Entrepreneurship, E 2018/181
Available from: 2023-01-03 Created: 2023-01-03 Last updated: 2023-01-04
Nguyen, P. T., Evansluong, Q. & Vincze, Z. (2023). Returnee Entrepreneurship: A Thematic and Integrative Literature Review. In: : . Paper presented at European Academy of Management 2023 - Transforming Business for Good, June 14-16, Dublin, Ireland. European Academy of Management (EURAM)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Returnee Entrepreneurship: A Thematic and Integrative Literature Review
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Academy of Management (EURAM), 2023
Series
Proceedings of EURAM (European Academy of Management), ISSN 2466-7498
Keywords
returnee entrepreneurship, returnee entrepreneurs, integrative literature review
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-212448 (URN)
Conference
European Academy of Management 2023 - Transforming Business for Good, June 14-16, Dublin, Ireland
Funder
Broman Foundation for Research and Entrepreneurship, GU 2019/809Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07205
Available from: 2023-07-29 Created: 2023-07-29 Last updated: 2023-08-08
Ramirez Pasillas, M. & Evansluong, Q. (2022). Contextualizing sustainable entrepreneurship through different religions: A study of Buddhism and Confucianism in Vietnamese sustainable enterprises. In: : . Paper presented at EURAM 2022 : Leading Digital Transformation, Winterthur/Zurich, Switzerland, June 15-17, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contextualizing sustainable entrepreneurship through different religions: A study of Buddhism and Confucianism in Vietnamese sustainable enterprises
2022 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-193462 (URN)
Conference
EURAM 2022 : Leading Digital Transformation, Winterthur/Zurich, Switzerland, June 15-17, 2022
Available from: 2022-04-03 Created: 2022-04-03 Last updated: 2022-05-20
Evansluong, Q. & Ramirez Pasillas, M. (2022). Kinship-based opportunity development among migrant entrepreneurs. In: : . Paper presented at EURAM 2022 : Leading Digital Transformation, Winterthur/Zurich, Switzerland, June 15-17, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kinship-based opportunity development among migrant entrepreneurs
2022 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-193461 (URN)
Conference
EURAM 2022 : Leading Digital Transformation, Winterthur/Zurich, Switzerland, June 15-17, 2022
Funder
Broman Foundation for Research and EntrepreneurshipForte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2022-04-03 Created: 2022-04-03 Last updated: 2022-05-20
Nguyen, H., Evansluong, Q. & Aliaksei, K. (2022). Recent trends in Sweden's business formation and entrepreneurship: an empirical hot-spot examination hot-spot examination of the spatial embeddedness hypothesis. In: : . Paper presented at Western Regional Science Association 61st Annual Meeting, , Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, February 17-20, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recent trends in Sweden's business formation and entrepreneurship: an empirical hot-spot examination hot-spot examination of the spatial embeddedness hypothesis
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Keywords
entrepreneurship, immigrant, spatial embeddedness, Sweden
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-192689 (URN)
Conference
Western Regional Science Association 61st Annual Meeting, , Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, February 17-20, 2022
Funder
Broman Foundation for Research and Entrepreneurship
Available from: 2022-02-22 Created: 2022-02-22 Last updated: 2022-03-02Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4260-7276

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