Indian Skilled Migration and Development: To Europe and Back by Gabriela TejadaIndian Skilled Migration and Development: To Europe and Back by Gabriela Tejada

Indian Skilled Migration and Development: To Europe and Back

byGabriela TejadaEditorUttam Bhattacharya, Binod Khadria

Hardcover | April 22, 2014

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This edited contribution explores strategies and measures for leveraging the potential of skilled diasporas and for advancing knowledge-based evidence on return skilled migration and its impact on development. By taking the example of Indian skilled migration, this study identifies ways of involving returned skilled migrants in home country development as well as proposes approaches to engage the diaspora in development. As high-skill immigration from India to mainland Europe is a rather recent phenomenon, the activities of Indian professionals in Europe are under-researched. The findings have wider application in contributing to the policy dialogue on migration and development, specifically to the advantage for developing and emerging economies. The book employs an interdisciplinary, two-fold approach: The first part of the research looks at how international exposure affects the current situation of skilled returnees in India. The second, European, part of the research examines migration policies, labour market regulations and other institutional settings that enable or hinder skilled Indians' links with the country of origin. Structural differences between the host countries may facilitate different levels of learning opportunities; thus, this book identifies good practices to promote the involvement of Indian skilled diaspora in socio-economic development. In applying the framework of diaspora contributions as well as the return channel to study the impact on India, the book draws on qualitative and quantitative research methods consisting of policy analysis, in-depth interviews with key experts and skilled migrants and on data sets collected specifically for this study.
Gabriela Tejada is Senior Scientist at Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where she leads the research line on scientific diasporas, migration and development. Her research agenda focuses on the links between skilled migration and home country development and ...
Title:Indian Skilled Migration and Development: To Europe and BackFormat:HardcoverDimensions:332 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8132218094

ISBN - 13:9788132218098

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Table of Contents

Introduction Gabriela Tejada, Uttam Bhattacharya, Binod Khadria.- Part 1: Conceptual framework.- Geographies of world knowledge. The role of scientists and scientific policies and practices Jean-Claude Bolay.- The dichotomy of the skilled and unskilled among NRIs and PIOs: Bane or boon for development in India? Binod Khadria.- Repercussions of international mobility on migrants' home countries: Analytical framework Metka Hercog.- Student migration at the tri-juncture of globalization - higher education, competition for talent and migration management Ana Mosneaga.- Investment-linked skilled mobility between India and the EU Rupa Chanda and Deeparghya Mukherjee.- Empirical evidence.- Methodology Umesh Bharte.-Institutional settings in selected European destination countries in comparison to institutional settings in the USA Metka Hercog and Christiane Kuptsch.- Diasporic paths to development: An Indian perspective Umesh Bharte and Rashmi Sharma.- Matching experiences and aspirations in the host countries with the Indian reality Gabriela Tejada, Zakaria Siddiqui and Uttam Bhattacharya.- Return Migration and Development: Evidence from India's Skilled Professionals Perveen Kumar, Uttam Bhattacharya, Jayanta Nayek.- Gender Migration, Return and Development: Emerging Trends and Issues with special reference to India Jayanti Kumari and Rashmi Sharma.- Experiences in the host countries and return plans Metka Hercog, Zakaria Siddiqui and Uttam Bhattacharya.- Scientific diasporas and backwards knowledge transfer Gabriela Tejada, Jean-Claude Bolay, Binod Khadria.- Reverse migration: Expectations and realities of career choices among skilled return migrants in India Radha Roy Biswas.-Conclusions.- India: a paradigmatic exemplar to be used with precaution Jean-Baptiste Meyer and Binod Khadria.- Mobility of Indian human capital in the brain drain - brain gain debate Gabriela Tejada, Binod Khadria, Uttam Bhattacharya and Christiane Kuptsch.