Title: The role of the diaspora in the emergence of economic and territorial intelligence in Haiti

Authors: Indianna D. Minto-Coy; Hugues Séraphin

Addresses: Mona School of Business and Management, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica ' Department of Applied Management, The University of Winchester, UK

Abstract: Increasing attention has been placed on diasporas and migration globally, for a number of reasons, including the growing size of this group. Within this context the diaspora exists as one of the key stakeholders and sources of knowledge and innovation in many developing and emerging countries. Nevertheless, approaches such as economic intelligence and territorial intelligence, which accord a major role for innovation, knowledge, and the involvement of stakeholders, have paid little attention to the value of this group, particularly in emerging and developing contexts. We propose that for many emerging countries, given the history and reality of a growing global diaspora population, the diaspora is emerging as a critical stakeholder in the growth of their home countries and its ability to grow and develop TI and EI. This is illustrated through an examination of the case of Haiti which helps to shed new light on the potential for the diaspora in this regard, helping to extend the literature and understanding of TI and EI and the role of diasporas as sources of innovation and knowledge.

Keywords: innovation; entrepreneurship; knowledge; diasporas; migration; territorial intelligence; economic intelligence; Haiti; developing countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEM.2017.080794

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 2017 Vol.9 No.1, pp.48 - 67

Available online: 04 Nov 2016 *

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