Armenia: What drives first movers and how can their efforts be scaled up?
AbstractThe paper examines ways to expand the contribution of the Armenian diaspora to Armenia’s long-term development agenda. It identifies factors that could explain the involvement and dynamics of a small group of entrepreneurs from the diaspora who have been active in and with Armenia. Based on these findings, it develops recommendations, consistent with the diaspora’s institutional capabilities, for increasing the number of such business activists and transforming diaspora efforts from humanitarian relief campaigns to business initiatives and development projects. The findings are based on detailed interviews with a group of prominent diaspora activists.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10010.
Date of creation: 2005
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diaspora; Armenia; diaspora mobilization; diaspora expertise for development;
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- Kate Gillespie & Liesl Riddle & Edward Sayre & David Sturges, 1999. "Diaspora Interest in Homeland Investment," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 30(3), pages 623-634, September.
- Freinkman, Lev, 2000. "Role Of The Diasporas In Transition Economies: Lessons From Armenia," MPRA Paper 10013, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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