Tracing the History of Diaspora Business

Ram Vemuri

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    Contemporary discussions of diaspora business do not acknowledge the simple historical fact that neither movement of people nor formations of businesses due to migrations are new phenomena. This presentation traces the significance of migration and the impact of migration on the formation of business in order to contextualize the contemporary phenomenon of diaspora business. The chapter draws from the trends in internal migration and formation of businesses by migrants using India as a case analysis. Based on the analysis of Indian internal migrant populations and business formations, the chapter suggests the need to escape the perception of diaspora business as being a new event. The chapter will conclude with a call for setting up a research project on a global scale to develop an interdisciplinary theoretical model to understand the formation and development of Diaspora business.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDiaspora Business
    EditorsMaria Elo, Liesl Riddle
    Place of PublicationOxford, UK
    PublisherInter-Disciplinary Press
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781848884038
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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