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Which policy options for Europe in the global competition for talent. Brain competition policy as a new breed of locational policy with positive externalities.

Reiner, Christian (2010) Which policy options for Europe in the global competition for talent. Brain competition policy as a new breed of locational policy with positive externalities. SRE - Discussion Papers, 2010/01. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

The emerging knowledge economy has led to an increase of demand and locational competition for highlyskilled labor. Brain competition policy (BCP) is the reaction from national and regional policymakers. In short, BCP refers to the attraction, education and circulation of talent in and between regional and national economies. This new focus on human capital instead of physical capital indicates a paradigmatic shift in innovation policy and regional policy. While most of the contributions to this new policy approach come from the US, it can be demonstrated that different institutions in Europe prevent the simple copying of those strategies. The article contributes to the ongoing paradigmatic shift by conceptualizing a coherent framework for BCP from a European perspective. (author´s abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: brain competition policy / human capital / innovation / Europe / Regionalpolitik / Humankapital / Wettbewerb / Innovation / Europa
Classification Codes: JEL R58, 032 ; RVK QY 000, QX 800, QU 400, AK 30900
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Multi-Level Governance and Development
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2010 15:30
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2012 19:41
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/1202

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