Why do firms recruit internationally? Result from the IZA International Employer Survey 2000
The paper studies the demand for foreign university graduates at the firm level. Using a unique dataset on recruitment policies of firms in four European countries, the determinants of demand for internationally mobile highly skilled employees are established. I investigate the number, origin, skills, and functions of foreign graduates, as well as the experiences of firms recruiting internationally. A number of hypotheses for the international demand are formulated and assessed. Foreign highly-skilled employees are recruited mainly because of their special skills that are not available domestically, be it international competence or technical know-how.
|Date of creation:||Mar 2002|
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|Publication status:||Published in Schmollers Jahrbuch, 122, 2002, pages 155-178|
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