The International Circulation of Elites: Knowledge, Entrepreneurialand Political
AbstractInternational migration analysis often focuses on mass migration rather than on the international mobility of elites, which is the focus of this paper. The paper offers a three-fold classification of elites: (a) knowledge elites, (b) entrepreneurial elites and (c) political elites. We explore the concept of elites and their main motivation to move across nations and review indirect empirical evidence relevant to this type of mobility, highlighting some channels through which elites can affect international development.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number wp2010-113.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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international migration; entrepreneurial; political migrants; talent mobility;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-12-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2010-12-04 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENT-2010-12-04 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-KNM-2010-12-04 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-MIG-2010-12-04 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-POL-2010-12-04 (Positive Political Economics)
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