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Impact of Importing Foreign Talent on Performance Levels of Local Co-workers

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  • J. Alverez

    (Universidad Complutense)

  • David Forrest

    (University of Salford)

  • I. Sanz

    (Universidad Complutense)

  • J. D. Tena

    (Universidad Carlos III)

Abstract

When skilled labour is imported to work in a creative industry, local workers may benefit, in terms of their own level of skill, through contact with new techniques and practices. European basketball offers an opportunity to investigate the reality of this general claim. For a panel of 47 European countries observed over more than twenty years, we model probability of qualification for, and subsequent performance in, Olympic Tournaments and World and European Championships. We demonstrate that, consistent with the spillover hypothesis, an increase in the number of foreigners in a domestic league tends to generate a subsequent improvement in the performance of the national team (which has to be comprised only of local players).

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Paper provided by International Association of Sports Economists in its series IASE Conference Papers with number 0823.

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  1. How Foreigners Impact Local Basketball Talent
    by Ariel Goldring in Free Market Mojo on 2010-01-28 08:23:59
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  5. Ceren Ozgen & Peter Nijkamp & Jacques Poot, 2013. "Measuring Cultural Diversity and its Impact on Innovation: Longitudinal Evidence from Dutch firms," Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London 2013003, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
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  7. Ceren Ozgen, 2011. "The Impact of Cultural Diversity on Innovation: Evidence from Dutch Firm-Level Data," Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London 2011013, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.

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