Criminality, Smuggling, Counterfeit and Trafficking: A Review of Different Types of Criminal Activities in Diaspora Networks

  • Arla Juntunen
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


This chapter offers a narrative review of diaspora networks and their possible negative impacts on the economy and society. The negative impact on the society and the economy is less researched area in the previous diaspora research. This chapter reviews different disciplines that have discussed the diaspora networks and their criminal activities. Besides the criminal activities, this chapter discusses the other activities considered to have a negative impact on the society or the economy in the country of origin (COO), in the country of residence (COR) or internationally. This research advocates that new conceptual tools to understand the motivation and mechanism behind the illegal activities in the diaspora networks and activities causing negative impact on the society and economy is needed. This chapter presents two frameworks to understand the above-mentioned topics.


Diaspora networks Negative societal and economic impact Crime Criminal activities Migrant networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arla Juntunen
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  1. 1.School of Management, University of TampereTampereFinland
  2. 2.MuskegonUSA

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