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Knowledge Spillover Agents and Regional Development

Trippl, Michaela and Maier, Gunther (2007) Knowledge Spillover Agents and Regional Development. SRE - Discussion Papers, 2007/01. Institut für Regional- und Umweltwirtschaft, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

It is widely recognised that knowledge and highly skilled individuals as "carriers" of knowledge (i.e. knowledge spillover agents) play a key role in impelling the development and growth of cities and regions. In this paper we discuss the relation between the mobility of talent and knowledge flows. In this context, several issues are examined, including the role of highly skilled labour for regional development, the features that characterise knowledge spillovers through labour mobility, the key factors for attracting and retaining talent as well as the rise of "brain gain" policies. Although the paper deals with highly skilled mobility and migration in general, a particular attention will be paid to flows of (star) scientists.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Regionalentwicklung / Wissensmanagement
Classification Codes: RVK QY 000
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Multi-Level Governance and Development
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2007 13:16
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 19:12
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/842

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