Diaspora Networks in International Business

Perspectives for Understanding and Managing Diaspora Business and Resources

  • Maria Elo
  • Indianna Minto-Coy

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. An Overview to Diaspora Networks in International Business

  3. Positive and Negative Economic Activities in Diaspora Networks

  4. Diaspora and Socio-Cultural Influences on Business

  5. Diaspora Entrepreneurship and International Business

  6. Organization of Diaspora Capitals in International Business

  7. Governance of Diaspora Resources and Policy-Making

  8. Conclusion and Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 635-635

About this book


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.


Diaspora entrepreneurship Socio-cultural influences Diasporic cluster-building Ethnic businesses Immigrant businesses Emerging markets Counterfeiting Bi-culturalism Transculturalism Multiculturalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Elo
    • 1
  • Indianna Minto-Coy
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Economics, Belt & Road, Institute of International Business, Shanghai University, Shanghai, ChinaTurku School of Economics, University of Turku, Migration Institute of FinlandTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Mona School of Business and Management, The University of West IndiesInternational Migration Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, CanadaMona, KingstonJamaica

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