Take Advantage of Your Diaspora Network

Posted: 4 Jun 2009

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William Kerr

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Daniel Isenberg

Babson College

Date Written: July 2, 2008


Diaspora networks (DNs) are an important resource for global entrepreneurs. Discusses several features of DNs, combining both academic and practitioner perspectives. Describes the history and prevalence of DNs in many ethnicities, documents the broad resources DNs can provide to founders, and specifies potential pitfalls or traps from working through DNs. Closes with some practical advice for entrepreneurs accessing and utilizing their DNs

Suggested Citation

Kerr, William R. and Isenberg, Daniel, Take Advantage of Your Diaspora Network (July 2, 2008). HBS Case No. 808-029; Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Unit Paper No. 1414414. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1414414

William R. Kerr (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States

Daniel Isenberg

Babson College ( email )

231 Forest St.
Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
United States

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