Global Knowledge Flows and Economic Development

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Global knowledge flows are becoming a key driver of economic development.  How can countries develop effective policies to reap benefits? This report aims to answer this question and highlights these key areas: promoting cross-border alliances involving firms and universities; simulating knowledge transfers from foreign direct investment ventures; attracting highly-skilled workers from overseas and creating vibrant innovation systems.  This book, published in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise, is for policy makers, practitioners and academics.

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Attracting, Retaining and Mobilising High Skilled Labour

This chapter focuses on policies to attract human resources in science and technology. Many examples are given of policies being introduced in a wide range of countries, including policies for increasing the supply of highly skilled researchers, improving the attractiveness of the public sector, increasing the contribution of older researchers, repatriation and overseas recruitment of researchers, stimulating researcher links with industry and scaling up research infrastructures.

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