A Corporate Perspective on International Business Migration

8/18/2009
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​Changes in business models and markets, coupled with demographic realities, increasingly require businesses to hire, train and transfer professionals across borders. The contributions of highly-educated foreign workers and the competition among jurisdictions to attract the “best and brightest” are well documented. Yet the system of differing national immigration laws hinders the efficient management of international personnel and imposes unnecessary costs and burdens on employers, thereby diverting resources from business objectives that would benefit economic development. Development is not a primary business objective but rather is a consequence of business activities. Having the right person in the right place at the right time allows business to create jobs and to carry out investment that ultimately results in development.

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