Title: Strategic choice analysis by expert panels for migration impact assessment

Authors: Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp

Addresses: 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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2011.041831

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2011 Vol.7 No.2, pp.166 - 194

Available online: 06 Aug 2011 *

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