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.
This anthology brings together studies of post-colonial, post-Cold War Central Eurasia. This part of the world is in transition from Soviet institutions to independent statehood, nation building, resistance against state expansion, cultural change and the release of market forces. The theoretical framework of the study is called ‘critical geo-politics.’ The objective of the work is to better comprehend the nature of the post-colonial ‘Great Game'. Part I studies US power projection activity in the region. America is extending its World War II trans-oceanic 'defense perimeter into the fossile fuel rich area between integrating Europe, recovering Russia and industrializing China. Part II details various aspects of state-nation building and soci-cultural and economic change in the region. Part III studies interactions between outsiders, neighbors and Central Asian Republics. Conflict and cooperation in the Caspian region is studied in part IV, with Aral Sea and Azerbijan as cases.
Revised edition of the book published under the same title in 2004 (ISBN 90 04 12809 3).