Research Handbook on Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship


Research Handbook on Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship

9781788118682 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Rolf Sternberg, Professor of Economic Geography, Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, Maria Elo, Associate Professor,University of Southern Denmark, Professor, BRIIB Institute,Shanghai University, China, Adjunct Professor, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and Migration Fellow, Migration Institute of Finland, Jonathan Levie, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics, University of Galway, Ireland and José Ernesto Amorós, Professor of Entrepreneurship, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico and Adjunct Visiting Professor, School of Business and Economics, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 78811 868 2 Extent: 424 pp
This comprehensive Research Handbook provides insights into entrepreneurship across a range of country contexts, migration corridors and national policies to provide a collection of conceptual, empirical and policy-focused findings addressing transnational diaspora entrepreneurship. Chapters illustrate the phenomenon, considering what it is, how it works and how it is regulated.

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This comprehensive Research Handbook provides insights into entrepreneurship across a range of country contexts, migration corridors and national policies to provide a collection of conceptual, empirical and policy-focused findings addressing transnational diaspora entrepreneurship. Chapters illustrate the phenomenon, considering what it is, how it works and how it is regulated.

Contributions from top scholars in the field underline the view that transnational diaspora entrepreneurship is a socio-cultural as well as an economic phenomenon of increasing worldwide relevance in shifting economic, technological and political landscapes. Conceptual and methodological developments are presented from multiple perspectives, embedding unique country- and- context-based empirical research. Split into four key thematic sections, this Research Handbook first provides readers with an overview of the topic, before delving into country-specific case studies, migration corridors and their impacts, and then finally exploring the policy implications.

Entrepreneurship scholars and students—particularly those with a focus on global entrepreneurship, diasporas, migration and international entrepreneurship—will find this a timely and important read. It will also be of value to administrators of entrepreneurial and migration programs, business developers, investment and startup agencies, diaspora organisations, NGOs and think-tanks.

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‘This Handbook mirrors the transnational innovation phenomenon that it studies: The tome shares data and perspectives crafted by scholars from around the world, whose ideas have been honed through transnational experience and interaction, resulting in novel and impactful outcomes. The compilation of this foundational knowledge in one place is game-changing.’
– Dr. Liesl Riddle, Dean, The George Washington University, US

‘This book offers a comprehensive analysis of transnational diaspora entrepreneurship, its impact on the economies of the home and host countries and its challenges. It is a great Handbook for international entrepreneurship scholars, but also for the governments, international institutions and other organizations engaged in the promotion of transnational activities of diaspora entrepreneurs.’
– Elie Chrysostome, Ivey Business School, Canada

‘The Research Handbook on Transnational Disapora Entrepreneurship presents a comprehensive and contemporary view of one of the most pressing issues facing our global economies: immigration and its potential economic and entrepreneurial implications. The Handbook effectively asks how various ecosystems might be adapting (or effectively adapt, by implicit comparison) to the growing numbers of immigrants and return migrants globally. Never before has such a diverse and extensive compendium focusing on this important subject been assembled – and as an active researcher, I find it a particular pleasure to see such high quality and comprehensive material in one convenient location.’
– Benson Honig, McMaster University, Canada
Contributors: Olu Aluko, Araceli Almaraz Alvarado, Marta Álvarez, José Ernesto Amorós, Veneta Andonova, Marinés Aponte, Ali Ayci, David Breitenbach, Léo-Paul Dana, Alexandra David, Maria Elo, Mehmet Eryilmaz, Stela Gavrilova, Lizbeth González-Tamayo, Sebastian Henn, Lorna Jones, Blanca Josefina, Mira Krusteff, Jonathan Levie, Manuel Lobato, Indianna D. Minto-Coy, Óscar Javier Montiel Méndez, Horatio M. Morgan, Dilek Zamantili Nayir, Ursula F. Ott, Jonathan Pérez, Susann Schäfer, Jana Schmutzler, He Shuquan, Juliana Siwale, Giacomo Solano, Rolf Sternberg, Judith Terstriep, Erez Katz Volovelsky, Johannes von Bloh, Yi Wang, Przemysław Zbierowski

Preface x
1 Introduction: relevance of transnational diaspora
entrepreneurship and the motivation and structure of the
Research Handbook 1
Rolf Sternberg, José Ernesto Amorós, Maria Elo and Jonathan Levie

2 Transnational diaspora entrepreneurship as a sub-field of
international entrepreneurship: observations and conceptual remarks 18
Maria Elo and Léo-Paul Dana
3 Quantitative measurement of a rare event: transnational
diaspora entrepreneurship data through GEM methodology 37
Johannes von Bloh

4 Germany: the relevance, extent and structure of transnational
diaspora entrepreneurship 56
Rolf Sternberg
5 Bulgaria: the relevance and impact of transnational diaspora in
technology-driven entrepreneurship 86
Veneta Andonova, Stela Gavrilova, Jonathan Pérez, Jana Schmutzler
and Mira Krusteff
6 Transnational diaspora entrepreneurship (TDE): the case of Puerto Rico 109
Marinés Aponte, Marta Álvarez and Manuel Lobato
7 Start-up nation Israel: transnational entrepreneurs, born globals
and cross-border connections of the Israeli high-tech industry 128
Susann Schäfer and Sebastian Henn

8 How refugee entrepreneurs improvise: bricolage in an emerging
economy 146
Dilek Zamantili Nayir, Mehmet Eryilmaz and Ali Ayci
9 The socio-economic impact of transnational diaspora
entrepreneurship: an investigation of UK-based African
Caribbean entrepreneurial diaspora on the Caribbean 176
Lorna Jones, Indianna D. Minto-Coy and Maria Elo
10 African transnational diaspora entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom 207
Juliana Siwale, Ursula F. Ott and Olu Aluko
11 Riding the wave: resilient Polish migrant entrepreneurs
navigating Brexit and COVID-19 in the UK 219
Alexandra David, Judith Terstriep and Przemysław Zbierowski
12 Looking for the American dream? An intercultural management
perspective on the business diaspora in the USA–Mexico border 245
Óscar Javier Montiel Méndez and Araceli Almaraz Alvarado
13 Typology of the Mexican entrepreneurial return migrant in the
Mexico–United States migration corridor 266
Blanca Josefina García-Hernández and Lizbeth Alicia González-Tamayo
14 Chinese transnational diaspora entrepreneurship and its impact
on China’s economic development and the pathways leading to
Europe: viewpoints from Hungary to Germany 294
He Shuquan, Maria Elo and David Breitenbach

15 Canada: national policies to support transnational diaspora
entrepreneurship 315
Horatio M. Morgan
16 Policy approaches and transnational diaspora entrepreneurship in China 341
Maria Elo, Erez Katz Volovelsky and Yi Wang
17 Transnational diaspora entrepreneurship: empirical findings,
policy lessons and future research opportunities 364
Rolf Sternberg, Jonathan Levie, Maria Elo, José Ernesto Amorós and
Giacomo Solano


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