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High-skilled immigration and innovation

Venturini, Alessandra; Kalantaryan, Sona and Fassio, Claudio LU (2018) p.151-175
Abstract

This chapter provides an extensive review of the existing empirical literature that analyses the impact of (mostly high-skilled) migration on the innovative performances of firms, regions, and countries. The authors discuss the different features of the immigrant labour force, such as education, occupation, age, and internal ethnic diversity, that play a role in the contribution of immigrants to innovation. By categorizing the existing studies on the basis of the definition of innovation and migration that they adopt, as well as on the specific level of analysis chosen (at the firm, regional, or country level), the chapter also engages in an in-depth discussion about the policy implications that can be drawn from the existing evidence.... (More)

This chapter provides an extensive review of the existing empirical literature that analyses the impact of (mostly high-skilled) migration on the innovative performances of firms, regions, and countries. The authors discuss the different features of the immigrant labour force, such as education, occupation, age, and internal ethnic diversity, that play a role in the contribution of immigrants to innovation. By categorizing the existing studies on the basis of the definition of innovation and migration that they adopt, as well as on the specific level of analysis chosen (at the firm, regional, or country level), the chapter also engages in an in-depth discussion about the policy implications that can be drawn from the existing evidence. Finally, the chapter outlines some suggestions about the implementation of appropriate immigration policies, able to truly foster innovation in European countries.

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keywords
Highly skilled, Innovation, Migration, Patents, Total factor productivity
host publication
High-Skilled Migration
pages
25 pages
publisher
Oxford University Press
external identifiers
  • scopus:85050448255
ISBN
9780198815273
DOI
10.1093/oso/9780198815273.003.0008
language
English
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yes
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3eaf8339-60c4-4ba4-a0fe-d5e6838d6a33
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2018-10-01 12:54:18
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  author       = {Venturini, Alessandra and Kalantaryan, Sona and Fassio, Claudio},
  isbn         = {9780198815273},
  keyword      = {Highly skilled,Innovation,Migration,Patents,Total factor productivity},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {151--175},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  title        = {High-skilled immigration and innovation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198815273.003.0008},
  year         = {2018},
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