Business and professional migrants
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Colic-Peisker, V. 2013. Business and professional migrants. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Business and professional migrants are the part of global human migration characterized by high levels of “human” and/or financial capital. From the perspective of nation-states and in the context of global competition for talent and capital, professional and business migrants are the most desirable category of immigrants, expected to have a positive economic impact by contributing either highly skilled labour or capital to the host society (Hawthorne 2005).
- employment and unemployment;
- labor supply