Title: Strategic choice analysis by expert panels for migration impact assessment
Author: Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp
Department of Spatial Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Spatial Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Abstract: International migration is a source of policy and research interest in many countries. This paper provides a review of experiences and findings from migration impact assessment worldwide. Various findings are briefly summarised in the context of a systematic migration SWOT analysis for five distinct domains of interest in the economy. The results from each SWOT analysis are then used as an input for compiling a 'strategic choice matrix' that is based on the views of a panel of migration experts. These strategic options are interpreted and discussed from both an analytical and a policy perspective.
Keywords: strategic choice analysis; migration impact assessment; labour market; SWOT analysis; international migrants; socio-economic development; cultural diversity; creativity; creative workforce; new markets; business opportunities; international migration; immigration.
Int. J. of Business and Globalisation, 2011 Vol.7, No.2, pp.166 - 194
Available online: 06 Aug 2011