Diaspora Networks in International Business: Perspectives for Understanding and Managing Diaspora Business and Resources

Maria Elo (Editor), Indianna Minto-Coy (Editor)

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This contributed volume focuses on diasporans, their characteristics, networks, resources and activities in relation to international business and entrepreneurship. It presents an overview of diaspora concepts from an economic perspective, and analyzes the global-economic and societal effects and mechanisms, revealing both positive and negative aspects of diaspora activities. Providing insights into the socio-cultural influences, it discusses diaspora entrepreneurship and international business, the respective organisational models, investments and business types. Lastly it offers an assessment of managing diaspora resources and policymaking.

This book was created by an interdisciplinary team of editors, co-authors and reviewers including historians, sociologists, psychologists, linguists and ethnologists, as well as experts in public policy, international business, marketing and entrepreneurship. This unique team (many of the authors are themselves diasporans with an extensive understanding of their topic) provides the first global academic platform on the subject, combining the latest empirical evidence from developing, emerging, transitional and developed countries with various combinations of diaspora flows that to date have received little attention.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages650
ISBN (Print)9783319910949
ISBN (Electronic)9783319910956
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
SeriesContributions to Management Science


  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
  • Migration, immigration & emigration
  • Business & management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
  • International business enterprises
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
  • Diaspora entrepreneurship
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Diasporic cluster-building
  • Ethnic businesses
  • Immigrant businesses
  • Emerging markets
  • Counterfeiting
  • Bi-culturalism
  • Transculturalism

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