Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot ? the Reverse Transfer of Knowledge through Mobility Ties †

@inproceedings{Corredoira2009ShouldAA,
  title={Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot ? the Reverse Transfer of Knowledge through Mobility Ties †},
  author={Rafael A. Corredoira and Lori Rosenkopf},
  year={2009}
}
While mobility’s effect on knowledge transfer to firms that hire mobile employees is well demonstrated, we choose to explore mobility’s effect on knowledge transfer to firms that lose these employees. Focusing on this ‘outbound mobility’ allows us to isolate effects of social mechanisms associated with mobility. We find that semiconductor firms losing employees are more likely to subsequently cite patents of firms hiring these employees, suggesting that mobilitydriven knowledge flows are… CONTINUE READING
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