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Migration, integration and firms? globalization ? how does migration and integration into the workforce contribute to firms? globalization?

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress


Magnus Lodefalk

Research subject

Research environments

We analyse how migration and integration into the workforce affect firms’ internationalization (trade, offshoring and foreign direct investment) and the economic effects on society. The emphasis is on identifying the effects and underlying mechanisms that characterize relationships between migration, integration and internationalization. Here, previous research has gaps, since it mainly has investigated the correlation between trade and migration, at the macro level, without dealing with causal processes, which is needed to be able to improve the functioning of the labour market and promote firms’ internationalization. The research can also provide more in-depth and nuanced support for policies in the area of migration and it also has aspects of economic development.

Research funding bodies

  • Jan Wallanders and Tom Hedelius Foundation