The text answers several questions, including "what characterizes nationally and internationally mobile researchers?" and "what are the individual and social implications of increased mobility of research scientists?"
Eight independent, but coordinated chapters address these and other questions, drawing on a set of newly developed databases covering 30 countries, including the US, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and China, among others.
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- What Do We Know of the Mobility of Research Scientists and of Its Impact on Scientific Production Ana Fernandez-Zubieta, Aldo Geuna, Cornelia Lawson
- International Mobility of Research Scientists: Lessons from GlobSci Chiara Franzoni , Giuseppe Scellato, Paula Stephan,
- International Mobility of Researchers in Biomedial Sciences: A Comparison of the US and the UK Ana Fernandez-Zubieta, Aldo Geuna, Rodrigo Kataishi, Cornelia Lawson, Manuel Toselli
- Mobility and Productivity of Research Scientists Ana Fernandez-Zubieta, Aldo Geuna, Cornelia Lawson
- Who Leaves and Who Stays? Evidence on Immigrant Selection from the Collapse of Soviet Science Ina Ganguli
- China's "Great Leap Forward" in Science and Engineering Richard Freeman, Wei Huang
- Which Factors Influence the International Mobility of Research Scientists? Silvia Appelt, Brigitte van Beuzekom, Fernando Galindo-Rueda, Roberto de Pinho
- Destinations of Mobile European Researchers: Europe versus the United States Reinhilde Veugelers , Linda VanBouwel
- Appointment, Promotion, and Mobility of Bioscience Researchers in Japan Cornelia Lawson, Sotaro Shibayama
- Moving Out of Academic Research: Why Scientists Stop Doing Research Aldo Geuna, Sotaro Shibayama
- Conclusion Aldo Geuna
Aldo Geuna is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis, University of Torino and Fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto. With a Ph.D. from PhD from Maastricht University, he has served as a Senior Lecturer at SPRU, University of Sussex; Senior Research Fellow at RSCAS - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies - European University Institute; and Research Fellow at BETA, Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg). His core research area is the socio-economic analysis of university research behavior and its links to innovation and economic growth.