The Invernizzi center for Research on innovation, organization, strategy and entrepreneurship (ICRIOS) of Bocconi University is pleased to announce the 3rd workshop in the series on “Migration, Globalization and the Knowledge Economy”, to be held in Milan, Itay, May 18-19, 2020.
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The “Workshop Series on Migration, Globalization and the Knowledge Economy” is meant to advance our understanding of high skilled migration and its relationship with knowledge creation, its diffusion, and its ultimate impact on innovation. It is a joint initiative of the Centre d’Études Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII), the Paris School of Economics (PSE), the College of Management of Technology (CDM) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Economic Urban Transitions at Utrecht University, the Gran Sasso Science Institute, GREThA CNRS UMR 5113 at the Université de Bordeaux, and ICRIOS research group at Bocconi University. The Series consist on four workshops in as many cities, starting with Paris (2018) and continuing in Utrecht (May, 2019), Milan (May 18-19, 2020), Bordeaux (Fall 2020) and L’Aquila-Italy (Spring 2021).
Several economic disciplines contribute to our understanding of the phenomenon, including economic geography, innovation economics and the economics of science, labor economics, or development economics, among many others. We aim to bring together scholars from all of them, whether engaged in theoretical, empirical or methodological research. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest includes:
- The role of high-skilled migration in fostering innovation in receiving countries – present and historical perspectives
- The relationship between diversity and innovation at the team, firm, local and country level
- The role of skilled diasporas in knowledge diffusion
- The mobility decisions of skilled migrants (constraints and incentives to outgoing, return and circular migration; positive vs negative self-selection; role of diaspora/network ties).
- Temporary migration and knowledge sharing
- Migration and innovation-based start-ups formation
- Skilled migrants and the internationalization of capital flows
- The emerging role of MNC in shaping scientists’ and engineers’ migration flows
- The role of skilled migrants in shaping academic entrepreneurship and university-industry collaboration.
- The effect of changes in migration policies on skilled migrations and international collaborations
- Differences in training and career pathways of migrants and native-born skilled workers
- Historical studies of skilled migration and/or long term effects on the innovation in destination countries.
Both full papers and extended abstracts (around 2-3 pages) can be submitted. Registration is free for all participants. Coffees, lunches and one social dinner will be offered by the organization. Accommodation costs of one speaker per accepted paper will be covered by the organization depending on budget availability. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by the series organizers and the scientific committee, and around 10 papers will be accepted.