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Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa

African Diaspora Direct Investment

Establishing the Economic and Socio-cultural Rationale

Editors: Hack-Polay, Dieu, Siwale, Juliana (Eds.)

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  • Provides an innovative and significant study on diaspora direct investment in Africa
  • Collates chapters written by academics with international experience in the field
  • Covers a broad range of topics in diaspora businesses, providing value for researchers, postgraduate students and entrepreneurs
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About this book

Examining the experiences of Africans setting up businesses back home, the main focus of this book is to establish the economic, social and psychological reasons for such ‘home direct investment’. Despite the personal sacrifices that are often needed in order to set up new ventures, the diaspora invests relentless effort and motivations in the pursuit of home ventures. The authors explore critical areas such as the social and psychological pressures that African Diasporas experience when investing in their home countries, as well as the management of diaspora businesses and the impact of such investment to local economies.

About the authors

Dieu Hack-Polay is specialist in migrant worker and organisational studies. He obtained his PhD in Sociology at Surrey University, UK. He also completed the Doctorate in Education (EdD) - Leadership and Management at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has published a number of books and articles on the topic migrant workers in host societies. He is a Programme Leader for the MSc Management and International Relations at the University of Lincoln, UK. 

Juliana Siwale is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University. She obtained her PhD in Microfinance at the University of Durham, UK. She has published widely in reputable journals on issues affecting financial inclusion and development finance, small business enterprise growth and failure of microfinance institutions in developing countries. 

Reviews

“This book addresses highly relevant 21st century matters on migration and the brain drain, neo-colonialism and its impact on African countries and economies, as well as issues of governance and trust. Such extant coverage has broad appeal to educators, government, international aid agencies and policy-makers.” (Boris Urban, Professor, Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

“A timely contribution about people from a rich continent, this collection is broad in scope and of interest to a wide range of readers.” (Léo-Paul Dana, Professor, Montpellier Business School, France)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72047-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72046-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10151-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Diaspora Direct Investment
Book Subtitle
Establishing the Economic and Socio-cultural Rationale
Editors
  • Dieu Hack-Polay
  • Juliana Siwale
Series Title
Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72047-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72047-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72046-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10151-0
Series ISSN
2662-1169
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 282
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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