Mobility, migration and networking within the Cuban scientific community: developing scientific capital in the digital age

Palacios-Callender, Miriam and Roberts, Stephen (2012) Mobility, migration and networking within the Cuban scientific community: developing scientific capital in the digital age. VISTAS: Education, Economy and Community, 2 (1). pp. 74-89. ISSN 2047-7449

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Abstract

Since 1959 Cuba has developed a strong base of higher education and has used this as a foundation for an active scientific research sector to support the national economy. Following the global political changes of the early 1990s the country has maintained this trajectory. These influences have impacted on the normal processes of mobility, migration and networking in the scientific community. This paper reports on a programme of investigation which will study the influence of changes in the global scientific community and the impact of emerging digital communication technologies on the development of the Cuban scientific community. The main historical influences and the contemporary context are reviewed, a pilot study using bibliometric analysis is reported and some key propositions examined which will be used to guide future studies and define investigative questions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2012 University of West London. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cuba; mobility; migration; networking; brain drain; brain gain; brain networking; science policy; bibliometric studies
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 14:52
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 10:56
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/479

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