Report

Australia’s Diaspora Advantage: Realising the potential for building transnational business networks with Asia

F Rizvi, K Louie, J Evans

Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) | Published : 2016

Abstract

With advances in transport and communication technologies, members of diasporas can easily connect with their countries of family origin. They can develop the transnational cultural, political and commercial links that have become a feature of the global economy—the importance of which is not yet widely understood. This report, contributes to that understanding. It focuses on those within Australia’s Asian diasporas who are engaged in business, trade and investment activities—the business diasporas. It presents evidence that these business diasporas are using their language capabilities, cultural understanding and global networks to accelerate the circulation of ideas, opportunities and peop..

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