This article by Daniel Isenberg of Babson College and William Kerr of Harvard Business School defines a diaspora network and highlights why there are important for entrepreneurs and how entrepreneurs can access and leverage networks to gain support for their ventures.
View an excerpt of the piece on Wamda and download the full document here.
Daniel Isenberg is Professor of Management Practice at Babson Global, and founding Executive Director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project. Formerly an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he has also taught at Harvard, Columbia, and Insead, and most recently published ‘How to start an entrepreneurial revolution’ (HBR, June 2010).
William Kerr is an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation. His work examines the role of immigrant scientists and entrepreneurs in US technology development and commercialization, as well as the subsequent diffusion of new innovations to the immigrants’ home countries.