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Global Brain Circulation

Drs. Francine Schlosser, Marcia Azevedo, and Deborah McPhee

The brain drain phenomenon; the emigration of qualified workers, from less developed regions to developed regions, has been receiving growing attention.  Migrants bring their knowledge and skills and also their cultural, social, and professional backgrounds.  The promotion and maintenance of professional networks that connect migrants with qualified professionals from their country of origin can leverage their contribution to the economy of the destination country, and at the same time, strengthen migrants’ resilience through the participation of migrants in relevant social and professional relationships.  As technological advancements enable new forms of interactions, new technologies might lay the foundations for expanding the dynamics of migration of qualified workers, from a win/lose and unidirectional perspective, to a brain circulation perspective.  Governments and organizations from developed and developing countries must get serious about being involved or the global talent management war will act as one more factor to deepen economic inequalities.

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