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Brain Drain Or Brain Gain

Author : Bettina-Johanna Krings
ISBN : 9783894049447
Genre : Brain drain
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Unlocking The Human Potential For Public Sector Performance

Author : United Nations. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
ISBN : 9211231558
Genre : Business & Economics
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The conditions of globalization, including economic integration, fiscal discipline, introduction of information communications technologies and democratic governance, have increasingly forced states to redefine their role in public management and to reform the public administration system. However, there is growing realization amongst decision makers that policy and institutional reform per se will not be sufficient to revitalize the public sector. Major strengthening of the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and leadership abilities of human capital is also needed to transform the public sector, particularly in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This years Report is expected to contribute to global and national debates on this important topic.
Category: Business & Economics

Brain Gain

Author : Marc Prensky
ISBN : 9781137093172
Genre : Psychology
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"In an age where the answer to every question is at your fingertips, where does the human brain fit in?" In one hand-held object, we are able to manage all of our calendars, documents, and interpersonal relationships with such ease that many people are lost when forced to do perform these tasks without the aid of electronics. Often heard are the calls for less technology and more face-to-face interaction, for fear that the use of all this artificial intelligence is dampening our own ability to think. Author Marc Prensky has a different idea. In this controversial and well-argued treatise, Prensky offers the idea that rather than stunting the mind—that most essential aspect of an individual's intelligence and sense of self—smart technology (and smart use of technology) enhances our humanity in ways that the brain on its own never could. Through scores of fascinating examples, Prensky shows that the symbiotic combination of the human brain and technology—from marrying the brain's strengths such as sense-making and complex reasoning abilities with technology's strengths like storing and processing large amounts of data—has great benefits for our own cognitive functioning. How should we best combine the strengths of mind and machine for maximum benefit? Prensky's call is for digital wisdom—a new interconnectedness between human and technology that is already enabling Homo Sapiens to begin the journey into the next stages of cognitive evolution.
Category: Psychology

Scientific Diasporas As Development Partners

Author : Gabriela Tejada
ISBN : 3034303912
Genre : Social Science
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Over the last two decades, globalisation has accelerated international migration flows, particularly of skilled labour. Yet increasing migration by skilled workers from developing countries (-brain drain-) has raised serious concerns internationally about the adverse development impact on their countries of origin. This book, however, highlights the positive aspects of skilled labour migration as scientific diasporas are playing a growing role in the transfer of technology, skills and knowledge (-brain gain-) to their home countries. This is a very significant development in a globalised world where science, technology and knowledge can trigger economic and social transformations. The book presents solid empirical evidence of the contributions scientific diasporas make to their countries of origin, based on primary surveys of skilled migrants from Colombia, India and South Africa employed in Switzerland, a major destination country. The findings lead to a better understanding of the motives for migration, the profile of the scientific diaspora communities in Switzerland, and the varied ways in which they help their home countries. The book makes a significant contribution to the international policy debate and dialogue on migration and development. In particular, it shows how to leverage the potential of scientific diasporas as agents of home country development, by identifying good practices and offering specific recommendations for the countries of origin and of destination."
Category: Social Science

International Migration Remittances And The Brain Drain

Author : Maurice Schiff
ISBN : 0821363743
Genre : Business & Economics
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International migration, the movement of people across international boundaries, has enormous economic, social and cultural implications in both origin and destination countries. Using original research, this title examines the determinants of migration, the impact of remittances and migration on poverty, welfare, and investment decisions, and the consequences of brain drain, brain gain, and brain waste.
Category: Business & Economics

World Public Sector Report

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ISBN : 9211231558
Genre : Public administration
File Size : 36.12 MB
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The conditions of globalization, including economic integration, fiscal discipline, introduction of information communications technologies and democratic governance, have increasingly forced states to redefine their role in public management and to reform the public administration system. However, there is growing realization among decision makers that policy and institutional reform per se will not be sufficient to revitalize the public sector. Major strengthening of the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and leadership abilities of human capital is also needed to transform the public sector, particularly in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This year's report is expected to contribute to global and national debates on this topic.--Publisher's description.
Category: Public administration

Author : الكسندر دوماس
ISBN : 9771446231
Genre : Revenge
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Simplified Arabic translation of Alexandre Dumas' well-known work "Le Comte de Monte-Cristo" for children ages 10 to 14.
Category: Revenge

Opening Markets For Foreign Skills How Can The Wto Help

Author : Joy Kategekwa
ISBN : 9783319035482
Genre : Law
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The Mode 4 commitments of WTO Members are narrow and shallow. Even though trade negotiations for enhanced Mode 4 access started well before the launch of the DDA- prospects for success are thin. These negotiations followed a traditional mercantilist approach- with limited attention to the underlying difficulties countries face in letting people into their borders, either generally, or on the basis of a WTO GATS commitment. This Book argues that this approach alone will not succeed. It proposes a focus not on trading market access concessions only, but on discussions aimed at understanding each other's regulatory approaches. To date, in terms of the literature available, we know very little about how WTO Members are managing their Mode 4 commitments. We know even less about how the WTO could learn from clearly more advanced steps in regional liberalization processes. This Book addresses these issues- through case studies of market access and national treatment commitments, and regulatory approaches in Economic Integration Agreements of a select group of WTO Members.
Category: Law

Southeastern Geographer

Author : David M. Cochran Jr.
ISBN : 9781469616025
Genre : Social Science
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Southeastern Geographer VOLUME 54, NUMBER 2 : SUMMER 2014 Table of Contents Cover Art The Buddha Abides in Mississippi Mark M. Miller Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 54, Number 2 Carl A. Reese and David M. Cochran Part I: Papers The Geography of Non-Earned Income in the Piedmont Megapolitan Cluster Keith G. Debbage, Bradley Bereitschaft, and Edward Beaver Challenges and Opportunities for Southeast Agriculture in a Changing Climate: Perspectives from State Climatologists Pam Knox, Chris Fuhrmann, and Chip Konrad Peoples' Perceptions of Housing Market Elements in Knoxville, Tennessee Madhuri Sharma Structure and Dynamics of an Old-Growth Pine-Oak Community in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Georgia, U.S.A. Christopher A. Petruccelli, John Sakulich, Grant L. Harley, and Henri D. Grissino-Mayer "A Tale of Mice and Men": The WPA, the LSU Indian Room Museum, and the Emergence of Professional Archaeology in the U.S. South Amy E. Potter, Dydia DeLyser, and Rebecca Saunders Part II: Reviews Drive: A Road Trip Through our Complicated Affair with the Automobile Tim Falconer Reviewed by Dawn M. Drake Fields and Streams: Stream Restoration, Neoliberalism, and the Future of Environmental Science Rebecca Lave Reviewed by Eric Nost Southeastern Geographer is published by UNC Press for the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (www.sedaag.org). The quarterly journal publishes the academic work of geographers and other social and physical scientists, and features peer-reviewed articles and essays that reflect sound scholarship and contain significant contributions to geographical understanding, with a special interest in work that focuses on the southeastern United States.
Category: Social Science