Diffusion of knowledge through migration of scientific labour in India

Kale, Dinar, Wield, David and Chataway, Joanna (2008) Diffusion of knowledge through migration of scientific labour in India. Science and Public Policy, 35 (6). pp. 417-430. ISSN 0302-3427

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Abstract

'Brain drain' is viewed as a curse for developing countries but analysis suggests it may provide crucial advantage to some countries. 'Reverse brain drain' of engineers and scientists trained in the USA or Europe can accelerate technological catch-up. Communities of returned scientists and engineers can provide skill and know-how to help local firms shift to higher value-added activities. However, transfer of knowledge through human mobility is not a straightforward process. This paper presents insights regarding diffusion of knowledge through migration of scientific labour, using case studies of innovative Indian pharmaceutical firms.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Developing world, Innovation, Labor migration, Returns to education, Technology adoption, Training, Asia, Eurasia, India, South Asia
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 14:05
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 14:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65282
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