This study explores Syrian investments and the economic insertion of displaced Syrians in the Egyptian labor market, specifically focusing on middle/large scale investments in the hospitality and textile sectors. It addresses a gap in the theoretical literature concerning Syrian investments during displacement and their economic insertion in Egypt, examining the legal framework and provisions related to employment. The conceptual framework investigates how Syrian business owners' investments contribute to the insertion of displaced Syrians, emphasizing business size, legal status, and economic resources. The findings reveal a positive impact on economic integration, highlighting entrepreneurial strategies, local growth, difficulties, and their transformative role in generating employment opportunities. The research identifies a correlation between economic insertion, skill diversity, and cultural influences, emphasizing the resilience introduced by displaced Syrians. Additionally, the study underscores the importance of legal frameworks, social engagement, and tailored policies in facilitating successful insertion, acknowledging challenges faced by Syrian entrepreneurs.
School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Center for Migration and Refugee Studies
MA in Migration & Refugee Studies
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Committee Member 2
Dina Abdel Fattah
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(2024).Syrian Investments and the Insertion of Displaced Syrians in the Egyptian Labor Market [Master's Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Khattab, Sajeda. Syrian Investments and the Insertion of Displaced Syrians in the Egyptian Labor Market. 2024. American University in Cairo, Master's Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.