Allan M. Williams

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This paper explores four aspects of the underdeveloped conceptualisation of the role of international migration in uneven regional development and polarisation in cities. First, it emphasises the way in which human mobility transfers not only human capital but also knowledge and material capital, and that these are interrelated. Second, it considers how(More)
We investigate whether workplaces adopting human resources management (HRM) practices that enhance face-to-face communication (FTFC) among employees are more productive than workplaces that do not use such arrangements. The underlying rationale is that facilitating employees’ physical proximity and verbal interaction makes knowledge sharing within(More)
International mobility provides opportunities for learning and knowledge transfer by health care workers, with significant potential benefits for countries of destination and, in the case of returned migration, countries of origin. This is examined using a typology that recognizes four types of tacit knowledge: embrained, embodied, embedded, and encultured.(More)
Williams (2011), " Service dominant logic and its implications for tourism management: the co-production of innovation in the hotel industry " , Tourism Abstract This paper introduces the concept of service-dominant logic as a research paradigm in marketing management. It does so in the context of tourism management " s need to engage with wider debates(More)
Although risk and uncertainty are intrinsic to human migration, there is surprisingly little explicit research on the willingness to take risks in this context. This paper analyses whether migrants are more or less likely than non-migrants to be risk tolerant, and whether these differences are gendered. Attitudes are explored in terms of responses under(More)
There has been only limited research on the Vietnamese diaspora, and that has mostly focussed on western market economies. This paper explores the distinctive migration from Vietnam to the eastern block countries that was dictated by Cold War geopolitics. It examines how the intersection of migration policies and politicoeconomic conditions, before and(More)
The paper explores some of the changing but increasingly important ways in which international migration contributes to knowledge creation and transfer. The paper focuses on four main issues. First, the different ways in which knowledge is conceptualised, and the significance of corporeal mobility in effecting knowledge creation and transfer in relation to(More)