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Competing for talent: global mobility, immigration and the City of London's labour market

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  • Jonathan V. Beaverstock
  • Sarah Hall

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The City of London's competitiveness is founded on its global talent pool and ability to attract and retain workers of all nationalities. Drawing on ONS Long-Term International Migration data and fieldwork-based studies of banking, professional services and business education, the argument of this paper is 2-fold: that the City's competitiveness is significantly dependent on the functioning of its global labour market, of which a key factor is the immigration of European Economic Area (EEA) and non-EEA talent, and that a central determinant of the City's position as a leading international financial centre based around a highly competitive global labour pool will be UK immigration policy in the wake of the financial crisis of 2007--2008 and ensuing recession. Copyright 2012, Oxford University Press.

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  • Jonathan V. Beaverstock & Sarah Hall, 2012. "Competing for talent: global mobility, immigration and the City of London's labour market," Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Cambridge Political Economy Society, vol. 5(2), pages 271-288.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:cjrecs:v:5:y:2012:i:2:p:271-288
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    1. Stefanie Föbker & Daniela Temme & Claus-C. Wiegandt, 2014. "Dossier: Institutions and skilled mobility. Guest Editors: Gery Nijenhuis & Maggi W.H. Leung," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 105(5), pages 542-557, December.
    2. Ozgen, Ceren & Nijkamp, Peter & Poot, Jacques, 2013. "Measuring Cultural Diversity and its Impact on Innovation: Longitudinal Evidence from Dutch Firms," IZA Discussion Papers 7129, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Iris Claus & Les Oxley & Peilei Fan, 2014. "Innovation In China," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(4), pages 725-745, September.
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