Title: The perspective of Indonesian students abroad, professionals, and Indonesian government of international mobility of Indonesians

Authors: Tutik Inayati; Utomo Sarjono Putro; Santi Novani

Addresses: School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia ' School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia ' School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Abstract: Increasing interests of students and professionals to go abroad generate a problem in terms of the lack of capable human resource along with various reasons that support this phenomenon. This paper addresses preliminary research regarding this matter, explores the circumstances faced by the Indonesian government, and more importantly, how quantitative and qualitative collected data can be combined to generate effective public policy recommendation. The quantitative data is collected using surveys shows that majority of Indonesian students abroad will return and that there are differences in variable importance between our students and professionals preferences, while qualitative data shows valuable information in relation to research condition in Indonesia and international migration. This paper contributes to the evidence-based preliminary research in order to suggest Indonesian government which direction that certain policies should be created to anticipate the possibility of scientists and engineers scarcity in the future.

Keywords: scientists and engineers; students; professionals; abroad; Indonesia; public policy; research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2020.107831

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2020 Vol.25 No.1, pp.95 - 111

Received: 04 Sep 2017
Accepted: 06 Feb 2018

Published online: 17 Jun 2020 *

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