The Comparative Immigrant Entrepreneurship Project (CIEP)
The CIEP survey of over 1,200 Colombian, Dominican, and Salvadoran family heads is the first to explicitly measure the extent of economic, political, and socio-cultural transnationalism among immigrants and to develop predictive models of these activities. The study was designed to examine the prevalence of transnational entrepreneurship in immigrant communities and to provide basic information about its empirical contours and correlates. The research design targeted newer Latin American immigrant nationalities in their primary areas of residential concentration in the U.S. and includes questions concerning the characteristics and regularity of the ties they maintain with their countries of origin. Specifically, the coverage includes Colombians in Queens, NY; Dominicans in Washington Heights (Upper Manhattan) and Providence, RI; and Salvadorans in the Washington DC metro area (the Adams Morgan section of DC and Alexandria, Virginia) and Los Angeles (Pico Union). The published files include an explanatory statement of the study, a codebook, and data files in both SPSS and STATA format readily available for analysis. Results from CIEP have been published in major sociology journals and in specialized journals in the field of immigration. However, there is a great deal of additional information in these files that remains unanalyzed and that will be of interest to researchers in this field. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.