International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Economic Issues <p><strong>The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Economic Issues is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, ISSN 2616-0048 (Print version) and ISSN 2631-231X (Online), dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of scholarly works in the field of entrepreneurship, business, economics, and management. This journal is published annually by the Center for Research and Development, King’s College, Kathmandu, Nepal.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US (Anuj Tiwari, PhD) (Kshitiz Gautam) Sun, 06 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Evaluating the Policy Claims of Migration in Nepal <p>The Government of Nepal published the landmark Compact Rural Settlements Policy (CRSP) in 2013. The policy paper argued for clustering settlements in rural Nepal in order to improve quality of life for people. One of the main arguments of this paper is that rural out-migration happens due to lack of services. This paper analyzes the relationship between migration and availability of services in Nepal. The results demonstrate that the relationship among migration decision, availability of health and education services is statistically insignificant. In other words, the claims of the CRSP paper needs to be reevaluated and a comprehensive cost–benefit analysis of resettlements should be conducted before government led clustered settlements are built in the country.</p> Asmod Karki Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Economic Issues Sun, 06 Jan 2019 08:11:27 +0000 Unlocking the Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Socioeconomic Integration <p>This research project uses immigrant entrepreneur’s perspectives on how entrepreneurship has influenced or facilitated in integration processes in host country. The study is based on Nepali immigrants engaged in entrepreneurship in Lisbon. Semi structured interview was used to interpret the narratives of the conversation with the respondents, which is coded into themes using thematic analysis. Twelve Nepali entrepreneurs were interviewed who owned small or medium scale business ventures in Lisbon. Being Nepali as well as migrant here in Portugal, enabled the researcher to reflect, analyse and interpret insider perspective for the study which controls the possible limitations of understanding the social milieu of the respondents during the study process. Social capital theory was used to analyse immigration, and entrepreneurship start-ups in host country. As a whole, it has been found out that, the entrepreneurial ventures helps Nepali immigrants to integrate in the host societies by facilitating them in easy adjustment process from the period of arrival until they settle down. The implications of this research are useful for local authorities in host country to further strengthen bonds between immigrants and host society through entrepreneurship. The social capital that is evident in community can be strength for authorities to support in establishing entrepreneurial ventures for Nepali immigrants.</p> Biswash Praja Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Economic Issues Sun, 06 Jan 2019 08:26:10 +0000 An Analytical Model for Strategic Promotion of Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurship in Rural Nepal <p>Entrepreneurship promotion initiatives in Nepal have paid limited emphasis on helping the growthoriented micro-enterprises transform into small enterprises. There is also a lack of knowledge and effort in customization of entrepreneurship promotion strategy to meet specific needs of entrepreneurs, particularly for women. This formative study seeks to explore such gaps and also propose an ecological framework to help future programs and policies to better address the issues identified. The study conducted interviews and enterprise observations of selected entrepreneurs of an enterprise accelerator program. The findings inform the development of a holistic framework for analyzing and designing growth promotion strategies across the dimensions of four Es: Entrepreneur, Enterprise, Ecosystem, and Economy. The study underlines the importance of forming a grounded understanding of key dimensions across the 4 Es while creating entrepreneurship promotion strategy.</p> Chhitij Bashyal, Tara P Panthi Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Economic Issues Sun, 06 Jan 2019 08:49:11 +0000 Perception of Environmental Change Relationship to Labor Migration in the Chitwan Valley <p>This research examines environmental change, in terms of agriculture production, influence on outmigration from the Chitwan Valley in Nepal. As the first part of a longitudinal study, a maximum variation sampling method was used to gather data on farming households' perceptions of environmental change and labor migration. While collecting field data, verbal consent was obtained from research participants and their identities protected. This study uses the measures of environmental change, social capital, and environmental history to analyze risk formation and amplification along migrant networks. Additionally, using t-tests, this data was compared to a sample from the Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS) to observe change in perception and labor migration over time. The analysis concludes that perception of environmental change interacts with socio-cultural processes in ways that intensify household level migration. In addition, environmental change is one of the main factors causing low efficiency in agriculture production, leading households to diversify occupation and income through labor migration.</p> Jessica Miller Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Economic Issues Sun, 06 Jan 2019 09:00:30 +0000