Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship: Do Local Social Networks in Home Country Matter?

  • Olu Aluko
  • Walter Mswaka
Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)


This study explores the role of local networks of transnational diaspora entrepreneurs in their countries of origin (COO). Drawing on findings from two extensive case studies, we show that contrary to current literature, local networks particularly family ties maybe counterproductive of diaspora entrepreneurs as they engage in transnational entrepreneurship. We discuss the implications of our findings in relation to literature particularly when diaspora entrepreneurs’ COO are developing countries, saddled with weak institutional arrangements and environments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK
  2. 2.University of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK

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