Encountering globalization

professional groups in an international context

Judith Allsop, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Julia Evetts, Thomas Le Bianic, Kathryn Jones, Sirpa Wrede

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    Abstract

    The market for professional services is increasingly international but comparisons have not been made between different professions nor on how state policies affect opportunities for mobility. This article considers three professions: engineers, physicians and psychologists and explores the similarities and differences in international labour market demand for occupations. It examines how state policies in four countries, Canada, Finland, France and the UK, aim to promote and control professional labour mobility and migration, and the differences across the three professions. Engineering is an international profession and the extent to which states encourage inward migration differs. Medicine is highly regulated in all four countries but inward migration of physicians varies depending on national policy. Psychologists are less mobile, and the extent of state sponsorship and regulation varies across countries. In all three professions, international organizations are a force encouraging global standards. The conclusion is that state policies reflect state interests and have a strong influence on patterns of mobility.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCurrent Sociology
    Volume57
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)487-510
    Number of pages24
    ISSN0011-3921
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Fields of Science

    • professioner
    • rörlighet
    • emigration
    • professiot
    • liikkuvuus
    • siirtolaisuus

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    Allsop, Judith ; Bourgeault, Ivy Lynn ; Evetts, Julia ; Le Bianic, Thomas ; Jones, Kathryn ; Wrede, Sirpa. / Encountering globalization : professional groups in an international context. In: Current Sociology. 2009 ; Vol. 57, No. 4. pp. 487-510.
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    Allsop, J, Bourgeault, IL, Evetts, J, Le Bianic, T, Jones, K & Wrede, S 2009, 'Encountering globalization: professional groups in an international context', Current Sociology, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 487-510. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011392109104351

    Encountering globalization : professional groups in an international context. / Allsop, Judith; Bourgeault, Ivy Lynn; Evetts, Julia; Le Bianic, Thomas; Jones, Kathryn; Wrede, Sirpa.

    In: Current Sociology, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2009, p. 487-510.

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