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

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Maria Elo, Indianna Minto-Coy
Springer, 12. avg. 2018 - 652 strani
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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.


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An Introduction to the Book
An Overview to Diaspora Networksin International Business
Positive and Negative Economic Activities in Diaspora Networks
Diaspora and SocioCultural Influenceson Business
Diaspora Entrepreneurship and International Business
Organization of Diaspora Capitalsin International Business
Governance of Diaspora Resourcesand PolicyMaking
Conclusion and Discussion
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Dr. Maria Elo holds a PhD in economics from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. She is a Distinguished Professor of International Business and Entrepreneurship at the School of Economics, Shanghai University, and at the Belt & Road Institute of International Business. She has worked as a consultant for various institutions and businesses; as an international entrepreneur, as a visiting assistant professor of international business at George Washington University, USA; as a professor of international management at FHDW, Germany; as a postdoctoral researcher at Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland; and as a Migration Fellow at the Institute of Migration, Finland. She is a visiting professor at Católica Porto Business School in Portugal and has lectured in the USA, China, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Belgium, Germany and Kazakhstan. She is the founder of the Diaspora Networks in International Business and Synergia platforms and the co-founder of the Diaspora Business and Migration and Diaspora Entrepreneurship Conferences and the Finnish-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. She has acted as a board member of The Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU). She is also an active reviewer and guest editor, an editorial board member of International Journal of Business and Globalisation and an editorial review board member of European Journal of International Management. Her research focuses on international business, internationalization processes, business networks, migration,diaspora networks, diaspora entrepreneurship, transnational entrepreneurship, intercultural competences and transfer of values and knowledge. Her work is presented in various conferences and published in books, such as Diaspora Business co-edited with Liesl Riddle, Global Mobility of Highly Skilled People, Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Self-initiated Expatriation co-edited with Driss Habti and journals, such as Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Diaspora Studies, Journal of International Entrepreneurship and Journal of International Management.

Dr. Indianna Minto-Coy holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and currently serves as Senior Research Fellow at the Mona School of Business and Management, Co-Director for the Centre for Entrepreneurship Thinking and Practice at the University of the West Indies and Research Affiliate at the International Migration Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.Indianna has held appointments at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (University of Oxford), the University of Waterloo, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Shridath Ramphal Centre for Trade Policy, Law and Services, University of the West Indies. She has also been a consultant for the Government of Jamaica, having created the first full draft of the Jamaica Diaspora Policy. Her research, publications and consultancies span the areas of diasporas and migration, entrepreneurship, international business, business continuity and disaster risk management, SMEs, public policy, ICTs and their intersection. Her research and publications feature in international conferences, journals and books, including her co-edited books on Public Administration and Policy in the Caribbean (with Evan Berman, CRC/Taylor & Francis) and Connecting the Dots: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainable Development (forthcoming, 2019 with PaulineMillwood and Olivene Burke).Indianna also serves as member of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Awards Committee and as chair of both the Member Dealer and Investor Relations Sub- Committees, is a member of the judging committee of Jamaica’s Ministry of Finance and Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s Public Sector Corporate Governance Awards Committee and is a Board Member of the University of Guyana Press and the Diaspora Engagement Centre (University of Guyana). Indianna is also a board member of one of the Caribbean’s largest conglomerates—Gracekennedy Ltd. which has a number of companies across the Caribbean, Europe and North America.Indianna has reviewed for international journals, publishing houses and conferences, including Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, American Journal of Entrepreneurship, Social and Economic Studies, SAGE Open, Measuring Business Excellence, Journal of Systems Research and Behavioural Science, Springer, Taylor & Francis and European Conference on Information Systems).

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