Why Diasporas Invest in the Homeland: A Conceptual Model of Motivation
37 Pages Posted: 22 May 2007
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: diaspora, foreign investment, cultural distance, social embeddedness, subculture
JEL Classification: F22, A14, O19, Z1
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