Title

Institutional reforms, control of corruption, and diaspora entrepreneurship: insights and perspectives on America's poorest economy

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0003-2855-9319

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

Purpose: While diaspora entrepreneurs remain important sources of capital and innovation, many developing countries are facing serious challenges to tap into these sources because of their weak institutional settings and the endemic and systemic corruption. To this end, this study explores how institutional reforms and control of corruption can influence diaspora entrepreneurship. This study also seeks to provide perspectives on how diaspora entrepreneurs can influence institutional reforms and market policies. Design/methodology/approach: To meet these objectives, qualitative and interpretive research approaches were employed. Findings: Using responses collected from Haitian diaspora entrepreneurs living in the USA, this paper highlights different attributes of institutional reforms and control of corruption that can influence diaspora entrepreneurship. Practical implications: Based on these insights, this paper argues that Haitian diaspora entrepreneurs need to play a proactive role as policy entrepreneurs by supporting competent and well-intention political leaders to gain office and by joining forces with local actors to advocate for institutional reforms, market reforms and control of corruption in order to be able to exploit market opportunities. In this respect, further perspectives for diaspora entrepreneurship, limitations and consideration for future research are highlighted. Originality/value: By collecting insights on institutional reform and diaspora entrepreneurship from diaspora entrepreneurs, this paper makes important contribution to the entrepreneurship literature.

ISSN

2045-2101

Publisher

Emerald

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

Control of corruption, Developing countries, Diaspora entrepreneurship, Haiti, Institutional reforms

Scopus ID

85102525181

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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