“Emigrants from the Western Balkans: the region’ s money sacks?”, Iris Koleša (CIR, Slovenia)

A new book titled ‘Diaspora Networks in International Business: Perspectives for Understanding and Managing Diaspora Business and Resources’ has been published by Springer International Publishing. The contributed volume was edited by Maria Elo and Indianna Minto-Coy and created by an interdisciplinary team of authors. It focuses on diasporans, their characteristics, networks, resources and activities in relation to international business and entrepreneurship. The book includes an overview of diaspora concepts from an economic perspective and addresses both positive and negative societal and economic effects of diaspora activities. The authors moreover provide an (empirical) assessment of managing diaspora resources and the related policymaking in developing, emerging, transitional and developed countries.

The book includes a chapter by Iris Koleša from Centre of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, titled ‘Emigrants from the Western Balkans: The Region’s Money Sacks?’. In it, the author provides an overview of the existing studies and official statistics on emigration from eight Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) and outlines the economic impact of emigration on the region.

You can find more information on the book and purchase a copy here.