Journal of International Migration and Integration, v. 7, (4), fall 2006, p.449-471
Zweig, David Stephen; Chung, Siu Fung; Vanhonacker, Wilfried
ABSTRACT: China rewards Mainlanders with technology who return to China. Among entrepreneurs and scientists, technology is generating today’s reverse migration as the rewards for bringing back technology are significant. Many returnees do not bring the latest international technology; technology that is new for China suffices to create a comparative advantage in the domestic market, making the transfer of technology a key strategy for becoming a successful reverse migrant. This article shows statistically that those who said that they had returned because they possessed a new technology (55% of our sample) were less likely to have a new international technology than a technology that was new only for China. Adapted from the source document.