In this seventh installment of the "Border Views" video series, John Sibley Butler, a management professor in the McCombs School of Business and a sociology professor in the College of Liberal Arts, discusses immigrants' history of self-employment in the U.S., Americans' views on immigrant entrepreneurship and his views on citizenship and naturalization.
Butler is an expert in organizational behavior, entrepreneurship and new ventures. He is director of the the IC2 Institute, which is dedicated to the creation of new ventures throughout the world. Butler edited the 2009 book "An American Story: Mexican American Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation."
Watch two more videos with Professor Butler from the seventh installment of "Border Views":
- Video 2: Butler discusses why Americans don't celebrate or discuss immigrant entrepreneurship more.
- Video 3: Butler suggests giving citizenship to anyone already in the country — but also teaching them English and how to be an American.
About the video series
As Americans continue to debate immigration reform, border enforcement and Arizona's recent legislation, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are offering their viewpoints on these issues through a series of online videos.
Each week, "Border Views" has showcased a different faculty member discussing such topics as the history of illegal immigration, the pros and cons of the Arizona law, the unusual political alliances that have developed around this debate and the media's role in covering it.
Visit the "Border Views" main page for a complete lineup of our experts' videos.