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Published: 13 October 2016

280 Pages


ISBN: 9780190278229

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Institutional Reform and Diaspora Entrepreneurs

The In-Between Advantage

Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

  • Offers a new perspective on agency in institutional reform, and a related framework for strategic action
  • Expands our conception of institutional entrepreneurs by integrating the classic literature on entrepreneurism and the entrepreneurial personality
  • Develops a typology of entrepreneurs who may impact institutional reform
  • Provides a theoretical framework to explain why diasporans may have a preponderance of entrepreneurial characteristics and a specific In-Between Advantage for catalyzing and shepherding institutional reform
  • Offers new empirical work, including process tracing of how institutional reform occurs across a range of sectors and countries (social institutional reform in Egypt, economic institutional reform in Ethiopia, and political/governance institutional reform in Chad)

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