Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks: Four Centuries of History

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Ina Baghdiantz McCabe, Gelina Harlaftis, Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou
Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 2, 2005 - History - 440 pages
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Traditionally, diaspora communities have been understood to be pariah communities, and most work on diasporas has focused on specific groups such as the Jewish or African Diaspora. This book is unique in comparing a range of diasporas, including the Jewish, Arab, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Maltese, Greek, and Armenian diasporas. Taking the past four centuries into consideration, the authors examine diaspora trading networks across the globe on both a regional and international level.Through an understanding of diaspora trading networks, we learn not only about diaspora communities but also about the roots of the modern global economy.

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Ina Baghdiantz McCabe is Darakjian Jafarian Chair of Armenian History, Tufts University.

Gelina Harlaftis is Associate Professor at the Department of History of the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece.

Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Athens University of Economics.

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