Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

The Science and Technology Labor Force

The Value of Doctorate Holders and Development of Professional Careers

Editors: Gokhberg, Leonid, Shmatko, Natalia, Auriol, Laudeline (Eds.)

  • ​Presents an in-depth analysis of the employment patterns, career paths and international mobility of PhDs
  • Provides comparative data on the academic and professional careers of PhDs in twelve countries
  • Develops valuable alternative survey approaches
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This book provides an in-depth analysis of the demand for PhDs on the labor markets of twelve countries. The authors analyze the role of PhDs in the creation of innovation in a knowledge-based economy and examine economic issues such as the return on investment for the education and training of doctoral graduates. To provide a more comprehensive picture of the employment patterns, career paths and mobility of PhDs in selected countries, the book analyzes various data sources such as labor force surveys and censuses. The authors also develop survey approaches and output tables to collect data on the transition from school to work among PhDs. The book will be of interest to policymakers, companies and researchers responsible for research and innovation systems, as well as to doctoral students looking for a professional career outside the academic world.

About the authors

Leonid Gokhberg, Prof. Dr., is First Vice-Rector of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) – one of the most prominent research universities in Russia. He is also Director of HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK). He authored over 350 publications in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals on S&T and innovation. Professor Gokhberg has coordinated dozens of international projects, inter alia on S&T and innovation policies, nanotechnology and roadmaps, funded by Russian governmental agencies, as well as by the intergovernmental organizations. Professor Gokhberg has served as a consultant of OECD, Eurostat, UNESCO, and other international and national agencies. He is also member of OECD and Eurostat expert groups and task forces on indicators for S&T, nanotechnology, information society and education. Professor Gokhberg is editor-in-chief of the Russian scientific journal “Foresight”. He holds PhD and Dr. of Sc. degrees in Economics. In 2012 the President of Russia awarded Professor Gokhberg the title ‘Honored Master of Sciences’.

Natalia Shmatko is a head of Department for human capital studies at ISSEK HSE, PhD. She authored over 100 publications in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals. Her main area of research activity is sociological and statistical studies of human resources, social differentiation studies, analysis and forecast of education system, competencies and skills assessment, job opportunity for highly qualified personnel. With extensive experience and expertise in the field of social institutions and social differentiation studies, Natalia has participated and has headed many projects, both national and international, which have deal with the social topology, professional and social identity, formation of the Russian businessmen, as well as the labor market and mobility of researchers and engineers.

Laudeline Auriol is an analyst at the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry where she is responsible for the measurement of human resources for science and technology and project manager of the international (OECD/UNESCO) survey on careers of doctorate holders (CDH). She has more than twenty years of experience in the field of science and technology indicators, is responsible for the biannual publication of the Main Science and Technology Indicators (MSTI) and has been participating actively in two successive revisions of the Frascati Manual – the international standards for the surveys on research and development. She is the author of articles in specialized or academic journals. She has also been a Member of the Scientific and Prospective Committee at the French Observatory for Science and Techniques for 2 successive mandates. She holds a Master Degree in statistics and demographics.


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Rethinking the Doctoral Degrees in the Changing Labor Market Context

    Gokhberg, Leonid (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

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  • Doctoral Education and Labor Market: Policy Questions and Data Needs

    Kehm, Barbara M. (et al.)

    Pages 11-29

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  • The Careers of Doctorate Holders (CDH): Principles for Broad International Surveys—The CDH Example

    Auriol, Laudeline

    Pages 31-49

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  • Doctorate Holders’ Labor Market and Mobility: The Academic Career as the First Choice

    Auriol, Laudeline (et al.)

    Pages 51-74

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  • Science and Engineering Labor Force in the US

    Proudfoot, Steven (et al.)

    Pages 77-119

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-27208-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science and Technology Labor Force
Book Subtitle
The Value of Doctorate Holders and Development of Professional Careers
Editors
  • Leonid Gokhberg
  • Natalia Shmatko
  • Laudeline Auriol
Series Title
Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27210-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27210-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27208-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 350
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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