OECD: brain circulation
The OECD has published a paper on factors that influence the international mobility of research scientist.
The brain circulation was spread by globalization, and is becoming a competitive factor for territories. The OECD paper remarks that researchers mobility contributes to diffusion of knowledge, exchange of experiences and also inventors. Many countries are building policies to attract talents or to bring back scientist gone abroad; nowadays is better to focus more on brain circulation than on brain drain
Many factors can influence brain circulation: research opportunities and career advancement, the research facilities quality, wages level, presence of prestigious researchers or institutions, freedom of research and speech.
OECD uses an original methodology, bibliometric and changes in authors institutional affiliation reported in publications, a gravity-based empirical framework.
Here you can dowload the report: (.pdf) Mobility
Tags: circulation, Mobility, scientist