COVID-19 and Its Impacts on Talent Mobility in China

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COVID-19 has caused countries around the world to close their doors and put strict measures on the mobility of people across geographical boundaries. What will be the impact on highly skilled talent? We address this important question by exploring the experiences of European researchers in China during COVID-19. We do so by utilising the newest unique data gathered in a survey by EURAXESS, which reports that 47% of the European researchers in China left due to the outbreak. We complement this with archive data, interviews, and COVID-19 regulations to discuss and forecast future scenarios for talent mobility to and from China.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA New World Post COVID-19 : Lessons for Business, the Finance Industry and Policy Makers
EditorsMonica Billio, Simone Varotto
Place of PublicationVenezia
PublisherFondazione Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia University
Publication date31 Jul 2020
ISBN (Electronic)9788869694424
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2020
SeriesInnovation in Business, Economics & Finance


  • COVID-19
  • Talent mobility
  • International researchers
  • Brain circulation
  • Travel barriers

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