Emigration, Knowledge Economy and Policies towards Engagement of knowledge workers: A Case Study of Rajasthanis in USA

Author Name

Jeetendra D. Soni

Author Address

UGC Teacher Research Fellow CSRD/SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. [email protected]


Workers,Placeof Origin,Destination, Dominant Paradigm, Alternative Paradigm,Emerging Paradigm, Knowledge Sharing, KnowledgeTransfer and Brain Circulation


In last few decades mobility of knowledge workers has increased many folds as a result of information, communication and transportation revolution in this era of globalisation. The new generation’ ambitious knowledge workers are grabbing the opportunities at long distances. This process is having multifaceted impacts and implications on both places of origin and destination. India is also experiencing the impacts of such migration processes.Here, this is explained in the light of dominant, alternative and emerging paradigms.

The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the linkage between international migration and its outcomes with special reference to the emigration of Rajasthanis to USA andalso to investigate the potential areas and suitable modes as well in which Rajasthani diaspora can and are willing to contribute in terms of their knowledge sharing and transfer.

Forthis study, a survey of Rajasthani knowledge workers has been conducted in the USA for tracing out the causes of migration, possible linkages for catalyzing such migration and outcomes for the home country at various levels. At the same time, in this empirical study the status of knowledge transfer and sharing has been evaluated along with identifyingthe pragmatic modalities for the same as per the opinion of respondents. On the basis of these information suggestions have been given for designing a realistic policy framework for increasing the participation of these knowledge careers with their homeland with their homeland. This can give a real start up to the process of brain circulation at the places of origin.


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