The chapter first outlines the main forms of diasporas’ contributions to the economic development and growth along with the determinants of their scale and scope. It then focuses on the diasporas’ economic potential during business internationalisation – specifically through diaspora members’ participation in labour markets and their engagement in individual organisations through international staffing. The authors thereby discuss both the opportunities and threats of using diaspora members in international staffing. Finally, possible directions for future research are identified.
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