African Diaspora Direct Investment

Establishing the Economic and Socio-cultural Rationale

  • Dieu Hack-Polay
  • Juliana Siwale

Part of the Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa book series (PSEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Dieu Hack-Polay, Juliana Siwale
    Pages 1-9
  3. Diaspora Direct Investment: Rationalities and Impact

  4. Management of Diaspora Businesses

  5. Gender and Diaspora Investment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Roda Madziva, Juliana Siwale, Juliet Thondhlana
      Pages 211-237
    3. Juliet Thondhlana, Roda Madziva
      Pages 239-264
    4. Juliana Siwale, Dieu Hack-Polay
      Pages 265-271
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-282

About this book


Examining the experiences of Africans setting up businesses back home, the main focus of this book is to establish the economic, social and psychological reasons for such ‘home direct investment’. Despite the personal sacrifices that are often needed in order to set up new ventures, the diaspora invests relentless effort and motivations in the pursuit of home ventures. The authors explore critical areas such as the social and psychological pressures that African Diasporas experience when investing in their home countries, as well as the management of diaspora businesses and the impact of such investment to local economies.


ventures psychology social pressures local economy home ventures

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieu Hack-Polay
    • 1
  • Juliana Siwale
    • 2
  1. 1.Lincoln International Business SchoolUniversity of LincolnLincolnUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Nottingham Business SchoolNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUnited Kingdom

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