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

Degree Name

MA in Migration & Refugee Studies

Graduation Date

Winter 2-28-2024

Submission Date


First Advisor

Ibrahim Awad

Committee Member 1

Gerda Heck

Committee Member 2

Dina Abdel Fattah


106 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

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Approval has been obtained for this item

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