This study explores the role of local networks of transnational diaspora entrepreneurs in their countries of origin. Drawing on findings from two extensive case studies, we show that contrary to current literature, local networks particularly family ties maybe counterproductive of diaspora entrepreneurs as they engage in transnational entrepreneurship. We discuss the implications of our findings in relation to literature particularly when diaspora entrepreneurs’ countries of origin are developing countries, saddled with weak institutional arrangements and environments.
|Title of host publication||African Diaspora Direct Investment|
|Subtitle of host publication||Establishing the Economic and Socio-Cultural Rationale|
|Editors||Dieu Hack-Polay, Juliana Siwale|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||9783319720463, 3319720465, 9783030101510|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2018|
|Name||Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa|
Aluko, O., & Mswaka, W. (2018). Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship: Do Local Social Networks in Home Country Matter? In D. Hack-Polay, & J. Siwale (Eds.), African Diaspora Direct Investment: Establishing the Economic and Socio-Cultural Rationale (1st ed., pp. 145-161). (Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa). Palgrave Macmillan UK.