Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks: Four Centuries Of History by Ina Baghdiantz MccabeDiaspora Entrepreneurial Networks: Four Centuries Of History by Ina Baghdiantz Mccabe

Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks: Four Centuries Of History

EditorIna Baghdiantz Mccabe, Gelina Harlaftis, Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou

Paperback | January 1, 2005

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Diasporas large-scale ethnic migrations have been a source of growing concern as we try to understand the nature of community, identity and nationalism. 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 arguing against traditional interpretations and in taking a comparative look at 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. They investigate the common patterns and practices in the enterprises of diaspora peoples and entrepreneurs. The regions covered include Western Europe, the Mediterranean, South West Asia and the Indian Ocean, and South East Asia. Global networks of diaspora trading groups were crucial to international trade well before the twentieth century, yet because they were not part of established institutions they have remained elusive to economists, sociologists and historians.Through an understanding of diaspora trading networks, we learn not only about diaspora communities but also about the roots of the modern global economy.
Ina Baghdiantz McCabe is Darakjian Jafarian Chair of Armenian History,Tufts University. Gelina Harlaftis is Associate Professor, Department of History, Ionian University, Corfu. Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou is Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics.
Title:Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks: Four Centuries Of HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:January 1, 2005Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword: The State of the Field--Ina Baghdiantz McCabe, Tufts University, Gelina Harlaftis, Ionian University, Corfu and Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou, Athens University of Economics 'On Entrepreneurial Diaspora'--Jonathan Israel, Institute for Avanced Studies, Princeton* Global Trading Ambitions in Diaspora: The Armenians and their Eurasian Silk Trade (1530-1750)'--Ina Baghdiantz McCabe, Tufts University * 'Trading Networks in a Traditional Diaspora :Armenians in India, 1650-1800'--Sushil Chaudhuri, University of Calcutta * 'The 17th-Century Japanese Diaspora: Questions of Boundary and Policy'--William D. Wray, University of British Columbia, Canada * 'Coping with Transition. Greek Merchants and Shipowners between Venice and England in the 16th century'--Maria Fusaro, University of Chicago * 'The Maltese Entrepreneurial Diaspora from the Seventeenth Century Onwards'--Carmel Vassalo, University of Malta * *Mapping the Greek Maritime Diaspora from the Early Eighteenth to the Late Twentieth Centuries* Gelina Harlaftis, Ionian University, Corfu, * Toward a Typology of Greek Diaspora Entrepreneurship* Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou, Athens University, *Jewish Bankers between 1850 and 1914: Examples of Internationalization along Ethic Lines* Huibert Schijf, University of Amsterdam * Middle-eastern Entrepreneurs in South-east Asia, c. 1750 to c. 1940 * William Gervase Clarence-Smith, University of London *Globalizing Ethnicity with Multi-local Identification: The Parsee, Indian Muslim and Sephardic Trade Diasporas in Hong Kong* Caroline Plss,The University of Hong Kong *The Trade Diaspora of Baghdadi Jews: From India to Chinas Treaty Ports, 18421937* Chiara Betta, University of Indianapolis * Western Corporate Forms and the Social Origins of Chinese Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks Wai-keung Chung, University of Washington Seattle* Irrational Exuberance: The Fatal Conceit of Chinese Financial Capitalism in Contemporary Indonesia Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown, University of London *Diaspora Networks in the Asian Maritime Context* Antony Reid, Director of the Asia Research Institute Singapore* A Profile of Ethno-national Diasporas Gabriel Sheffer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 359 17 Crossing Empires: Greek Merchant Networks Before the Imperialistic Expansion, 17701870 Maria-Christina Chadziioannou, Director Hellenic Centre of Research *The Concept of Diaspora in the Contemporary World* Stathis Gourgouris, Columbia University *Epilogue In Memoriam A Scottish Merchant in Batavia, 18201840: Gilean Maclaine and the Dutch Connection* Frank Broeze

Editorial Reviews

'Students of economic development have reason to be grateful for this new book on diasporas-not only the performance of traditional minority groups such as Jews and Calvinists, but a wide historical range of expatriate groups who leave home and make the most of economic opportunity in other lands. This is a major theme, of particular importance to those who want to understand why some countries have done so much better than others in global competition. A must read.' David Landes, Professor of History and Economics Emeritus, Harvard University'Diaspora communities are important drivers of today's global economy. This highly original collection of essays reveals the rich history of this phenonomen. The book opens up a new dimension of the business history of globalization with fascinating studies of the roles of Armenian, Greek, Jewish, Chinese and other entrepreneurial networks.' Geoffrey Jones, Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School'