The Returning Indian Diaspora: Exploratory Research on Indian Return Migration Drivers and potential Effects on Firms’ Performance and Country’s Development
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This research investigates the drivers that pushed Returned Non Resident Indians(RNRIs) to come back to their homeland and their potential contribution, through the knowledgeand competences acquired by studying and working abroad, to the Firms that hire them.We used a qualitative method pursued through semi-structured non-standardized interviews withexperts of the topic and RNRIs. Furthermore, in order to have better insights, we looked at thebackground of the top management of 8 top IT Indian companies and at newspaper coverage.It resulted that RNRIs come back mainly to be closer to their families and because of a combinationof economic decline in the West and booming economy in India, thus leading to a better lifestyle.Moreover, we found indication of the contribution presented to Firms’ by knowledge and skills andgained interesting insights on the future trends of the Diaspora.However, our findings cannot be considered as conclusive, due to the small size of the sample wehad access to. The research topic needs further research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 49 p.
Diaspora • RNRIs • knowledge • brain drain • brain gain • brain circulation • networks
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-176189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-176189DiVA: diva2:534684
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law