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Title: What attracts knowledge workers? The role of space, social connections, institutions, jobs and amenities
Author: Miguélez, Ernest
Moreno Serrano, Rosina
Keywords: Gestió del coneixement
Mobilitat social
Innovacions educatives
Cerca de talents (Treball)
Política tecnològica
Knowledge management
Social mobility
Educational innovations
Talent identification
Technology policy
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Abstract: The aim of the present paper is to identify the determinants of the geographical mobility of skilled individuals, such as inventors, across European regions. Their mobility contributes to the geographical diffusion of knowledge and reshapes the geography of talent. We test whether geography, amenities, job opportunities and social proximity between inventors’ communities, and the so called National System of Innovation, drive in and out flows of inventors between pairs of regions. We use a control function approach to address the endogenous nature of social proximity, and zero inflated negative binomial models to accommodate our estimations to the count nature of the dependent variable and the high number of zeros it contains. Our results highlight the importance of physical proximity in driving the mobility patterns of inventors. However, job opportunities, social and institutional relations, and technological and cultural proximity also play key roles in mediating this phenomenon.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ub.edu/irea/working_papers/2012/201204.pdf
It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2012, IR12/004
AQR – Working Papers, 2012, AQR12/03
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/58306
ISSN: 2014-1254
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