15. Internationalisation and Policies towards Transnational Migration

  1. Sako Musterd3 and
  2. Zoltán Kovács4
  1. Heike Pethe1 and
  2. Sabine Hafner2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118554579.ch15

Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities

Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities

How to Cite

Pethe, H. and Hafner, S. (2013) Internationalisation and Policies towards Transnational Migration, in Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities (eds S. Musterd and Z. Kovács), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118554579.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 4

    Institute of Geography, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Geography, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470675038

Online ISBN: 9781118554579

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Keywords:

  • transnational migration;
  • brain drain;
  • highly skilled migrants;
  • demand-led migration;
  • supply-led migration;
  • social networks

Summary

Personal networks are also highly relevant for various types of transnational migrants, including, among others, corporate migrants and free movers. Since internationalisation is an essential part of contemporary urban economies, it is crucial to consider the relevance of these networks and to develop new policies based on that knowledge. How can policy-makers influence or facilitate these networks? Chapter 15 develops ideas about these new policies on the basis of experiences in Germany and the Netherlands. It turns out to be important to distinguish between demand-led and supply-led migration; policy development should take that distinction into account.