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Migration Currents Among the Scientific Elite

Laudel, Grit


Many countries today have policies to encourage outstanding scientists to remain, or return, 'home'. To date, the cumulative effect of these policies remains unclear. This essay argues that we need a new approach to studying elites in science. It draws upon three studies to suggest that migration is field-specific; that migration occurs more among potential, rather than among established elites; and that policies aimed simply at attracting eminent scientists may prove inadequate to the task of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Minerva: a review of science, learning and policy
DOI: 10.1007/s11024-005-2474-7


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