2570) Motivating Diaspora Homeland Investment: Catalytic Role of Diaspora Organizations

Tjai M. Nielsen, The George Washington University
Liesl Riddle, The George Washington University

Little is known about why diaspora members invest in their countries-of-origin or why investment intensity varies among diaspora communities. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, we generate a multi-level, conceptual model of diaspora COO investment. Our model examines the effects of support from diaspora-related NGOs, and three types of investment expectations—financial, social, and emotional—to better understand this phenomenon.

Diaspora, Foreign Investment
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