Diaspora Business

Editors: Maria Elo and Liesl Riddle
This volume was first published by Inter-Disciplinary Press in 2016.

Diaspora Business is a unique book taking an overarching view to diaspora and business on a global scale. It examines diaspora in the global economy and marketplace from interdisciplinary perspectives. Moreover, it provides numerous discussions on concepts, roles, activities, organizational forms and institutional dimensions combined with empirical research. The scope of the book includes developed, emerging and developing country contexts and matches those to strategic perspectives on management, utilization and employment of diasporas and their resources. The authors represent diverse nationalities and ethnicities, and thus enrich the book with their particular viewpoints. The book is structured in four parts; the first one concentrates on diaspora business, investment and trade, the second one on diaspora entrepreneurship and internationalization, the third one on diaspora networks, roles and social capital, and the fourth part focuses on diaspora frameworks, institutions and policy making.

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Maria Elo holds a PhD in Economics, Åbo Akademi University, Finland. She is a post-doctoral researcher at Turku School of Economics, Finland and a Migration Fellow at the Institute of Migration, Finland. She is the founder and leader of the Diaspora Networks in International Business- research platform. Her research focuses on international business and diaspora. Her work is published in books and journals, such as Industrial Marketing Management.

Liesl Riddle is an Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs, The George Washington University, USA. Since 2006, she has led the GW Diaspora Capital Investment Project, which generates and disseminates learning about diaspora investment and its role in development to assist private-sector firms, policymakers, diaspora organizations, diaspora entrepreneurs, and researchers. She consults on diaspora engagement-related issues for international organizations and government agencies, such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and USAID, and for private-sector clients, including Western Union.