Global Mobility Of Research Scientists: The Economics Of Who Goes Where And Why

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Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why brings together information on how the localization and mobility of academic researchers contributes to the production of knowledge. The text answers several questions, including "what characterizes nationally and internationally mobile researchers?" and "what are the individual and social implications of increased mobility of research scientists?" Eight independent, but coordinated chapters address these and other questions, drawing on a set of newly developed databases covering 30 countries, including the US, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and China, among others. Combines theoretically sound and empirically fascinating results in one volume that has international and interdisciplinary appeal. Covers topics at the forefront of academic, business, and policy discussions Data used in the chapters available at a freely-accessible website

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Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why brings together information on how the localization and mobility of academic researchers contributes to the production of knowledge. The text answers several questions, including "what characterizes nationally and internationally mobile researchers?" and "w...

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In a world of increasing globalization and dependence on scarce knowledge inputs, it is crucial to have a better understanding of how the localization and mobility of academic researchers contributes to the production of knowledge. What characterizes nationally and internationally mobile researchers? What are the individual and social ...

Aldo Geuna is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis, University of Torino and Fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto. With a Ph.D. from PhD from Maastricht University, he has served as a Senior Lecturer at SPRU, University of Sussex; Senior Research Fellow at RSCAS - Robert Schuman Centr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:330 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

    1. IntroductionAldo Geuna
    2. What Do We Know of the Mobility of Research Scientists and of Its Impact on Scientific ProductionAna Fernandez-Zubieta, Aldo Geuna, Cornelia Lawson
    3. International Mobility of Research Scientists: Lessons from GlobSciChiara Franzoni , Giuseppe Scellato, Paula Stephan,
    4. International Mobility of Researchers in Biomedial Sciences: A Comparison of the US and the UKAna Fernandez-Zubieta, Aldo Geuna, Rodrigo Kataishi, Cornelia Lawson, Manuel Toselli
    5. Mobility and Productivity of Research ScientistsAna Fernandez-Zubieta, Aldo Geuna, Cornelia Lawson
    6. Who Leaves and Who Stays? Evidence on Immigrant Selection from the Collapse of Soviet ScienceIna Ganguli
    7. China's "Great Leap Forward" in Science and EngineeringRichard Freeman, Wei Huang
    8. Which Factors Influence the International Mobility of Research Scientists?Silvia Appelt, Brigitte van Beuzekom, Fernando Galindo-Rueda, Roberto de Pinho
    9. Destinations of Mobile European Researchers: Europe versus the United StatesReinhilde Veugelers , Linda VanBouwel
    10. Appointment, Promotion, and Mobility of Bioscience Researchers in JapanCornelia Lawson, Sotaro Shibayama
    11. Moving Out of Academic Research: Why Scientists Stop Doing ResearchAldo Geuna, Sotaro Shibayama
    12. ConclusionAldo Geuna

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"The international mobility of scientists  and innovators fundamentally shapes our world, but measurement is always difficult. This book fills that gap and pushes forward our understanding."  --William Kerr, Harvard Business School "This is an incredible contribution about researchers on the move. The book provides new theoretical perspectives and quantitative empirical evidence about the motives and implications of researchers' mobility in a contrasting international perspective. This book is a must for scientists, politicians and university administrations interested in attracting talents from all over the world."  --Javier Revilla Diez, University of Cologne                            "The timely volume provides a valuable global perspective on the phenomenon of scientific mobility. It appears destined to be a key resource for both scholars and policymakers interested in understanding the movement of scientists around the world and the scientific and economic implications of this mobility."  --Aaron Levine, Georgia Institute of Technology