Journal article

Highly skilled migrants and technological diversification in the US and Europe

F Caviggioli, P Jensen, G Scellato

Technological Forecasting and Social Change | Elsevier | Published : 2020


We have investigated the impact of highly skilled migrants on the evolution of the technological portfolios of European and US sub-regional geographical areas. The specific contribution of the international mobility of inventors on the technological diversification of the innovation output, a driver of regional economic growth and of the emergence of new industries, has been neglected in previous literature. Migrant inventors have been identified by comparing their nationalities with the residence addresses reported in the patent documents. The diversification of the local technological portfolio has been measured as the number of fields of specialization, which were identified from a compar..

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