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Europe: is it ready for free movement of its workforce?

By David Floyd and John Mcmanus


Purpose – To examine what could be achieved through workforce mobility in Europe.\ud Design/methodology/approach – Literature and case review\ud Findings – Findings indicate that full mobility of a European workforce is largely permitted and tolerated though a complex web of legal policy and constraints which need to be reviewed if full mobility is to be achieved within the EU.\ud Practical implications – The paper draws on integration and trade theory to highlight the issues of mobility within the EU. The paper may prove useful to policy makers and researchers.\ud Originality / value – This paper allows researchers to gain an understanding of the issues in workforce mobility within the EU and build a conceptual portrait of the challenges faced by policy makers

Topics: L160 International Economics
Publisher: Emerald
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1108/03068290910992633
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:3675

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