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workshop series
Migration, Globalization and the Knowledge Economy

After moving on-line the Spring 2020 edition and cancelling the Fall 2020 one, the “Workshop Series on Migration, Globalization and the Knowledge Economy” is back on track!

The “Workshop Series on Migration, Globalization and the Knowledge Economy” is meant to advance our understanding of high skilled migration and its relationship with knowledge creation, its diffusion, and its ultimate impact on innovation. It is a joint initiative of :

The Series consist on five workshops in as many cities. Previous editions have been in Paris (2018), Utrecht (May, 2019), Milan (May 18, 2020; on-line event). Bordeaux (May 17-18, 2021) and L’Aquila-Italy (Fall 2021) will host the next ones.

We aim to attract both senior and junior scholars dealing with research topics such as the role of high-skilled migration in fostering innovation in receiving countries, the relationship between diversity and innovation, the role of skilled diasporas and return migrants in diffusing knowledge back to their home countries, the emerging role of MNC in shaping scientists’ and engineers’ migration flows as well as temporary migration and knowledge sharing, migration and innovation-based start-ups formation, and so forth.

The keynote speakers of the Bordeaux workshop will be Jennifer Hunt, from Rutgers University, and Fabian Waldinger, from LMU Munich.

Due to the COVID19 situation, the Bordeaux workshop is planned to take place in hybrid form: the authors of the accepted papers will be given the choice between coming to Bordeaux and present from there or do it on-line, while both keynote speakers are scheduled to present on-line. If the pandemic situation will turn out to be better than expected, we will bring the keynote speakers to Bordeaux too. In the opposite case, with a pandemic situation either stationary or worsening, we will move all participants to an on-line format, which is the most common format these days. Travel costs (up to €300) and accommodation costs of one speaker per accepted paper will be covered by the organization.