The Diaspora as a Nation’S Capital: Crowdsourcing Strategies for the Caucasus

International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 44–58, 2010

15 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2011 Last revised: 7 May 2012

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Steffen Roth

La Rochelle Business School; University of Witten-Herdecke; Kazimieras Simonavičius University

Abstract

Caucasian societies suffer from a tremendous brain drain to so-called more advanced societies. Against this background, the paper discusses crowdsourcing, a recent trend in open innovation, as a means of reducing or even inverting the brain drain of Caucasian societies.

Keywords: open innovation, crowdsourcing, brain drain, emerging markets, Caucasus, diaspora, regional development, transition management

JEL Classification: Q31

Suggested Citation

Roth, Steffen, The Diaspora as a Nation’S Capital: Crowdsourcing Strategies for the Caucasus. International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 44–58, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1875685

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