Network diasporas are but the latest bridge connecting developing economy insiders, with their risk-mitigating knowledge and connections, to outsiders in command of technical know-how and investment capital. This book examines the interaction of expatriate talent with institutions in expatriates' countries of origin in an attempt to make the potential of diasporas and their knowledge a reality. The question of how to trigger and sustain such a virtuous cycle is a central concern of this book. The focus is on the "how to" details of how to design effective diaspora networks and transform brain drain into brain gain.
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part I. Analytical Framework and Major Policy Issues -- 1. International Migration of Talent, Diaspora Networks, and Development: Overview of Main Issues -- 2. The Dynamics of Migration of the Highly Skilled: A Survey of the Literature -- 3. The Dynamics of Diaspora Networks: Lessons of Experience -- Part II. Expatriate Talent and Home Country Development: Lessons of Mature Diaspora Networks -- 4. The Indian Diaspora: A Unique Case? -- 5. Mexico: Leveraging Migrants' Capital to Develop Hometown Communities -- 6. Armenia: What Drives First Movers and How Can Their Efforts Be Scaled Up? -- Part III. Expatriate Talent and Home Country Development: Emerging Diaspora Networks -- 7. Argentina: Burgeoning Networks of Talent Abroad, Weak Institutions at Home -- 8. South Africa: Evolving Diaspora, Promising Initiatives -- 9. Promise and Frustration of Diaspora Networks: Lessons from the Network of Colombian Researchers Abroad -- Part IV. Implications for Policy and Institutional Development -- 10. A Model Diaspora Network: The Origin and Evolution of Globalscot
Published: 30th May 2006