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

Floyd, David and Mcmanus, John (2009) Europe: is it ready for free movement of its workforce? International Journal of Social Economics, 36 (11). pp. 1082-1085. ISSN 0306-8293

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Purpose – To examine what could be achieved through workforce mobility in Europe.
Design/methodology/approach – Literature and case review
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.
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.
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.

Keywords:European Community, Europe, Workforce, Policy, Citizens, EU, Capital
Subjects:L Social studies > L160 International Economics
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:3675
Deposited On:20 Nov 2010 15:38

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