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作者 Brinkerhoff, Jennifer M., 1965- author
書名 Institutional reform and diaspora entrepreneurs : the in-between advantage / Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9780190278229 (hardback)
0190278226
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  338 B7717 2016    在架上  -  30500101543778
說明 xv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-252) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Beyond the Aid Industry: Diasporas As Catalysts for Reform in the Developing World -- 2. Defining Entrepreneurs and Exploring Diaspora Applications -- 3. Institutional Reform, Institutional Entrepreneurs, and the Potential Diaspora Advantage -- 4. "Development Is the Golden Word": Coptic Orphans and the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt -- 5. Government-Led Institutional Reform: The Ethiopia Commodities Exchange -- 6. Private Sector-Led Institutional Reform: Diaspora Investment and the "New Ethiopia" -- 7. Political Reform and Good Governance in Chad -- 8. Diaspora Institutional Entrepreneurs: The In-Between Advantage
" Externally-promoted institutional reform, even when nominally accepted by developing country governments, often fails to deliver lasting change. Diasporans-immigrants who still feel a connection to their country of origin-may offer an In-Between Advantage for institutional reform, which links problem understanding with potential solutions, and encompasses vision, impact, operational, and psycho-social advantages. Individuals with entrepreneurial characteristics can catalyzing institutional reform. Diasporans may have particular advantages for entrepreneurship, as they live both psychologically and materially between the place of origin they left and the new destination they have embraced. Their entrepreneurial characteristics may be accidental, cultivated through the migration and diaspora experience, or innate to individuals' personalities. This book articulates the diaspora institutional entrepreneur In-Between Advantage, proposes a model for understanding the characteristics and motivational influences of entrepreneurs generally and how they apply to diaspora entrepreneurs in particular, and presents a staged model of institutional entrepreneur actions. I test these frameworks through case narratives of social institutional reform in Egypt, economic institutional reform in Ethiopia, and political institutional reform in Chad. In addition to identifying policy implications, this book makes important theoretical contributions in three areas. First, it builds on existing and emerging critiques of international development assistance that articulate prescriptions related to alternative theories of change. Second, it fills an important gap in the literature by focusing squarely on the role of agency in institutional reform processes while still accounting for organizational systems and socio-political contexts. In doing so, it integrates a more expansive view of entrepreneurism into extant understandings of institutional entrepreneurism, and it sheds light on what happens in the frequently-invoked black box of agency. Third, it demonstrates the fallacy of many theoretical frameworks that seek to order institutional change processes into neatly definable linear stages. "-- Provided by publisher
"An investigation of diaspora institutional entrepreneurship"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Return migration -- Economic aspects
Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects
Entrepreneurship
Social institutions
Social change
Economic development -- Social aspects
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