Citizens of somewhere: examining the geography of foreign and native-born academics’ engagement with external actors
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Lawson, C., Salter, A., Hughes, A., & Kitson, M. (2019). Citizens of somewhere: examining the geography of foreign and native-born academics’ engagement with external actors. Research Policy, 48 (3), 759-774. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.11.008
This paper explores the geography of academic engagement patterns of native and foreign-born academics, contrasting how patterns of intranational and international engagement with non-academic actors differ between these two groups. We suggest that foreign-born academics will engage more internationally than their native-born colleagues, whereas native-born academics will have greater levels of intranational engagement. Drawing upon a large multi-source dataset, including a major new survey of all academics working the UK, we find support for this idea that where people are born influences how they engage with non-academic actors. We also find that these differences are attenuated by an individual’s intranational and international experience, ethnicity and language skills. We explore the implications of these findings for policy to support intranational and international academic engagement.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Medical Research Council, and the Natural Environment Research Council and the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB). Cornelia Lawson received support from the University of Bath through a Prize fellowship.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.11.008
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287199
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