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The Brain drain of scientists and engineers: the French case

Boffo, Stefano and Di Pietro, Fabio (2004) The Brain drain of scientists and engineers: the French case. Studi emigrazione, Vol. 41 (156), p. 931-971. ISSN 0039-2936. Article.

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The paper presents the analysis of brain drain and temporary migration of intellectual capital to and from France. Although it has not been possible to make a complete picture of flows, due to the lack of reliable figures, the paper examines the main characteristics and dimensions of the migration flows of scientists, engineers and enterpreneurs towards the Anglo-saxon countries still the most attractive area of destination . After a short analysis of the French research system, this paper discusses the difference between the present and past migration flows, underlining the choices of the young professionals generation. A section is devoted to the study of the reasons behind the outward flows - mainly towards Anglo-saxon Countries- and the inward ones - mainly due to study committments of high qualified human resources coming in large part from Northern Africa. Some strategies aimed at decreasing the brain drain from France are presented and discussed.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:2840
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Brain drain, French research system
Subjects:Area 14 - Scienze politiche e sociali > SPS/08 Sociologia dei processi culturali e comunicativi
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Economia, istituzioni e società
Publisher:Centro studi emigrazione
ISSN:0039-2936
Deposited On:26 Aug 2009 13:31

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