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International Migration and Knowledge
 

International Migration and Knowledge (Hardback)

By Williams, Allan
By Balaz, Vladimir

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Challenges pre-conceived views on the debates and argues the need to understand that all migrants are potentially knowledge carriers and learners, and that they play an essential role in the globalization of knowledge transactions. This book deconstructs the concept of knowledge.

ISBN 9780415434928
Barcode 9780415434928
Published 23 June 2008 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Routledge Studies in Human Geography (part: v. 25)
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ISBN-13 9780415434928
ISBN-10 0415434920
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 23 June 2008
International Publication Date 1 October 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Williams, Allan
By Balaz, Vladimir
Series Routledge Studies in Human Geography (part: v. 25)
Category Immigration & Emigration
Business & Management
Human Geography
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 476g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Knowledge management, Information society, Knowledge, Sociology of, Emigration and immigration - Economic aspects, Information policy - Economic aspects
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 304.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Two unconnected but important recent academic and policy debates have focussed on the idea of the knowledge-based economy and the economic consequences of increasing international migration. This book challenges pre-conceived views on the debates and argues the need to understand that all migrants are potentially knowledge carriers and learners, and that they play an essential role in the globalization of knowledge transactions. Deconstructing the concept of knowledge, and demonstrating how tacit knowledge is in fact an amalgam of encultured and embrained/embodied forms of knowledge this book considers how international migration has profound consequences, analysed, first, in terms of the economic and immigration strategies of national and regional bodies. And, secondly, the authors explore how the 'diversity dividend' of migration is captured by firms through their management strategies, and by individuals through increasingly boundaryless careers, continuous learning and transnational working lives. This research is a highly original contribution which provides the first overview of one of the most dynamic forces for change in the globalising economy.It will challenge migration researchers and students to engage with the management and learning literatures, and it will challenge management and economic policy analysts to think through the role of international migration. As such it will contribute to teaching and research in a range of social science disciplines, as well as to those involved in policy arenas ensuring that firms and all migrants engage in mutual learning and knowledge sharing.

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London Metropolitan University, UK Slovak Academy of Science, Slovakian Republic

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