Is the magic of the diaspora fact or fiction? a study of Taiwans trade performance in the bamboo network

Chengli Tien, Chin Jung Luan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this study, we examine the relationship between the ethnic Chinese diaspora network (i.e., bamboo network) and Taiwans trade performance. The models are based on theories of international trade to examine hypotheses using panel data from the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 1996 to 2012. The results indicate that the bamboo network has limited effects on Taiwans trade performance. Hence, the "magic" effect of the Chinese diaspora is debatable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S234-S250
JournalEmerging Markets Finance and Trade
Volume51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 30

Keywords

  • bamboo network
  • Diaspora
  • Geographical distance
  • Gravity model
  • International trade
  • Psychic distance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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