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Author Shin, Gi-Wook
Title Global Talent : Skilled Labor As Social Capital in Korea
Imprint Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2015
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Series Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Ser
Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures, Maps, and Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1-Toward a New Model of Engaging Skilled Foreigners -- Chapter 2-Foreign Students in Korea -- Chapter 3-Korean Students Overseas -- Chapter 4-The Korean Diaspora -- Chapter 5-Expatriate Indians and Korean Engineering -- Chapter 6-Toward a Global Korea -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges between host and home countries. Gi-Wook Shin and Joon Nak Choi build on an emerging stream of research that conceptualizes global labor mobility as a positive-sum game in which countries and businesses benefit from building ties across geographic space, rather than the zero-sum game implied by the "global war for talent" and "brain drain" metaphors. The book empirically demonstrates its thesis by examination of the case of Korea: a state archetypical of those that have been embracing economic globalization while facing a demographic crisis-and one where the dominant narrative on the recruitment of skilled foreigners is largely negative. It reveals the unique benefits that foreign students and professionals can provide to Korea, by enhancing Korean firms' competitiveness in the global marketplace and by generating new jobs for Korean citizens rather than taking them away. As this research and its key findings are relevant to other advanced societies that seek to utilize skilled foreigners for economic development, the arguments made in this book offer insights that extend well beyond the Korean experience
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Link Print version: Shin, Gi-Wook Global Talent : Skilled Labor As Social Capital in Korea Palo Alto : Stanford University Press,c2015 9780804793490
Subject Foreign workers -- Korea (South);Skilled labor -- Korea (South);Social capital (Sociology) -- Korea (South);Human capital -- Korea (South);Transnationalism -- Economic aspects -- Korea (South);Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Korea (South)
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Alt Author Choi, Joon Nak
Gi-Wook, Shin
Joon, Choi
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