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The role of ICT in supporting transnational diaspora entrepreneurship

Luong, Quang; Achtenhagen, Leona; Henoch, Bengt; Evansluong, Quang

Authors

Quang Luong

Leona Achtenhagen

Bengt Henoch



Contributors

Teresa Torres-Coronas
Editor

Maria-Arantzazu Vidal-Blasco
Editor

Abstract

Millions of people around the world live in other countries than their countries of origin. In many developing countries, remittances sent home by migrants are a vital part of the economy. Transnational entrepreneurial activities by migrant entrepreneurs, also called diaspora entrepreneurs, involving resources from both the home and the host countries, can contribute to socio-economic value creation of both countries. ICT solutions can play an important role in facilitating and supporting such entrepreneurial activities. This chapter outlines the relevant context of migration, remittances, transnational diaspora entrepreneurship, and innovation systems, and discusses prerequisites and challenges of such ICT solutions. © 2013, IGI Global.

Publication Date Dec 1, 2012
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 148-164
Book Title Social E-Enterprise
ISBN 9781466626676
APA6 Citation Luong, Q., Achtenhagen, L., Henoch, B., & Evansluong, Q. (2012). The role of ICT in supporting transnational diaspora entrepreneurship. In M. Vidal-Blasco, & T. Torres-Coronas (Eds.), Social E-Enterprise, 148-164. IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2667-6.ch009
DOI https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2667-6.ch009
Keywords transnational diaspora entrepreneurship, ICT
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2667-6.ch009