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Diaspora Interest in Homeland Investment

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  • Kate Gillespie

    (The University of Texas at Austin)

  • Liesl Riddle

    (The University of Texas at Austin)

  • Edward Sayre

    (Kenyon College)

  • David Sturges

    (The University of Texas—Pan American)

Abstract

This paper examines four diaspora communities resident in the United States that were targeted by their homelands as foreign investors during the 1990s. The homelands comprise Armenia, Cuba, Iran, and Palestine. We pose the question: What are the determinants of interest in homeland investment, and can they be generalized across the four communities? The paper explores concepts of ethnic advantage, altruism, homeland orientation, and perceptions of business impediments, as well as investigating the role of demographic factors regarding investment interest.© 1999 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1999) 30, 623–634

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Volume (Year): 30 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 623-634

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  1. Ramana Nanda & Tarun Khanna, 2010. "Diasporas and Domestic Entrepreneurs: Evidence from the Indian Software Industry," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 19(4), pages 991-1012, December.
  2. Minoian, Victoria & Freinkman, Lev, 2005. "Armenia: What drives first movers and how can their efforts be scaled up?," MPRA Paper 10010, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Buckley, Peter J. & Wang, Chengqi & Clegg, Jeremy, 2007. "The impact of foreign ownership, local ownership and industry characteristics on spillover benefits from foreign direct investment in China," International Business Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 142-158, April.
  4. Schüttler, Kirsten, 2008. "The contribution of migrant organisations to income-generating activities in their countries of origin," ILO Working Papers, International Labour Organization 412931, International Labour Organization.
  5. Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda & Elie Chrysostome, 2013. "Engaging diasporas as international entrepreneurs in developing countries: In search of determinants," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 30-64, March.

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