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11. Australia’s Diaspora Advantage: Realising the potential for building transnational business networks with Asia

As a dynamic economy in a rapidly developing region, Australia seeks to utilise all available resources to manage regional opportunities and risks for growth and stability.  Australia’s international business relations are strengthened by the diasporas, of which Asian Australians are an important part. They utilise cultural, linguistic and other skills to build people-people links across diverse areas including science, culture, business and trade. However many of the potential benefits of business diaspora connections are under utilised, under developed or unknown.

Focusing on the Chinese and Indian business diasporas in Australia, this project will explore the extent, diversity and nature of business diaspora linkages.

Final Report

Australia’s Diaspora Advantage: Realising the potential for building transnational business networks with Asia, launched by Dr Alan Finkel AO FTSE at the National Library of Australia on 26 May 2016, is now available:


Expert Working Group

Prof Kam Louie FAHA FHKAH (Co-Chair)
Prof Fazal Rizvi FASSA (Co-Chair)
Mr Kevin Hobgood-Brown
Dr Marlene Kanga AM FTSE
Prof Aibing Yu FAA FTSE

Project Management

Dr Julia Evans
Dr Kylie Brass
Dr Yasmin Tambiah

Project services provided by AAH on behalf of ACOLA.