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Migration, mobility, and globalization are transforming ways of working and living. Business activities, relationships and a sense of belonging are often not tied to any one place. This book explores biographies of highly mobile startup founders who often run startups that have been called „born global“. It describes how they move, how they orientate and perceive themselves, and how migration and mobility play a role beyond the physical act of ‘moving’. Presenting current ethnographic research, the book critically discusses approaches in migration and mobility studies and the research field of the „migration of the highly skilled“.
From the contents:
- The Field
- Biographical Contexts of Migration
- Movement: Migration or Mobility?
- The Meaning of the Local: Transurban Space
- Orientation Schemes
- The Making of a Startup Scene
- Boundaries in Migration Research
- Trends in Migration Studies
- Studying the “Highly Skilled
- Studying up?
Katrin Sontag (PhD), Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Basel, Department of Social Sciences, Subject Area Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Fellow at the National Center of Competence in Research nccr – on the move, Switzerland
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researchers in the social sciences, cultural anthropology, economics