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Understanding Entrepreneurship and International Business Knowledge Transfer by Diaspora Knowledge Networks: The Case of Honduras Global

  • Allan Discua Cruz
  • Pedro Marcial Cerrato Sabillon
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

To date there is limited insight on how successful members of a diaspora can contribute to their countries of origin in terms of knowledge transfer. We argue that understanding Diaspora Knowledge Networks (DKN) may provide important insights into knowledge transfer for international business and entrepreneurial practices. This chapter focuses on the case study of Honduras Global, a DKN that brings together scientists, artists, business owners and organization executives of the Honduran diaspora. Based on human and social capital theories and the knowledge based view this chapter delves into knowledge transfer dynamics engaged by Honduras Global. Findings suggest that a DKN can be understood as a vehicle for knowledge transfer through three interrelated dimensions. An inclusive membership base, relationship development, and internal coordination facilitate a comprehensive and holistic knowledge transfer. Opportunities and challenges for further research are presented.

Keywords

Diaspora knowledge network Human capital Social capital Knowledge transfer Honduras 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan Discua Cruz
    • 1
  • Pedro Marcial Cerrato Sabillon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and InnovationLancaster University Management SchoolLancasterUK
  2. 2.Asociación Comunidad de Emprendedores CEMPRENDEComayaguelaHonduras

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