Why Diasporas Invest in the Homeland: A Conceptual Model of Motivation
Tjai M. Nielsen
High Point University - Earl N. Phillips School of Business
George Washington University
July 1, 2007
Little is known about why diaspora members invest in their homelands or why investment intensity varies among diaspora communities. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, we generate a multi-level, conceptual model of diaspora homeland investment. Our model examines the effects of inter-diaspora cultural differences, support from diaspora organizations, and three types of investment expectations - financial, social, and emotional - to better understand this phenomenon.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: diaspora, foreign investment, cultural distance, social embeddedness, subculture
JEL Classification: F22, A14, O19, Z1working papers series
Date posted: May 22, 2007
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