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dc.contributor.authorShen, Weien_US
dc.description.abstractCities are the focal point for the mobility of talents, located between the nations and firms, states and educational institutions. Shanghai, being regarded as the 'ultimate poster-child for the effects of globalization on cities and regions' by the BBC (2007), the city is argued as the best candidate for China's global city (Ni 2008, Lin 2004, Wu and Yusuf 2004). However, one major obstacle in Shanghai's pathway in becoming a global city is the shortage of skilled labour. Shanghai now is inevitably competing with other cities in China and Asia for the best brains in the world. This paper therefore aims to understand the relationship and linkage between global cities and the migration of talents. By using the case study of the circulating network and mobility of Chinese student migration from elite business schools in France to illustrate its role in Shanghai's competitiveness and trajectory to become China's global city.en_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,79en_US
dc.subject.keywordinternational migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordglobal citiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordbrain drainen_US
dc.subject.keywordChina, Shanghaien_US
dc.titleGlobalizing Shanghai: International migration and the global cityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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