Publications

Engineering & Entrepreneurship

How Many Highly Skilled Foreign-Born Are Waiting in Line for U.S. Legal Permanent Residence?

2010   |    Guillermina Jasso, Vivek Wadhwa, Gary Gereffi, Ben Rissing and Richard Freemen

International Migration Review 44, 2 (Summer): 477-498.

A Reverse Brain Drain

2010   |    Vivek Wadhwa

Issues in Science and Technology (National Academy of Sciences), 25, 3 (Spring): 45-52.  Read More

The American Brain Drain and Asia

2009   |    Vivek Wadhwa, Gary Gereffi, Alex Salkever

Asia-Pacific Journal   View Article

America's Loss is the World's Gain: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Part IV

2009   |    Vivek Wadhwa, AnnaLee Saxenian, Richard Freeman, Gary Gereffi

Since even before the 2008 financial and economic crisis, some observers have noted that a substantial number of highly skilled immigrants have started returning to their home countries, including persons from low-income countries like India and China who

America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs Series Wadhwa, Vivek, Saxenian, AnnaLee, Freeman, Richard B. and Gereffi, Gary, America's Loss is the World's Gain: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part 4 (March 2, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1348616  View Article

How the Disciple Became the Guru

2008   |    Vivek Wadhwa, Una Kim de Vitton, Gary Gereffi

This paper is based on detailed interviews with the CEOs, HR executives, R&D managers, and employees of 24 leading companies in rapidly growing sectors in India. The authors present an overview of best practices in recruiting, training, managerial develop

SSRN Wadhwa, Vivek, Kim de Vitton, Una and Gereffi, Gary, How the Disciple Became the Guru (July 23, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1170049  View Article

The Globalization of Innovation: Can India and China Cure the Global Pharmaceutical Market?

2008   |    Vivek Wadhwa, Ben Rissing, Gary Gereffi, John Trumpbour, Pete Engardio

Multinational pharmaceutical corporations are searching for means to broaden their capacity for drug development while decreasing costs. Pharmaceutical firms in India and China are increasingly forging partnerships with these corporations to gain revenue

Working Paper Series Wadhwa, Vivek, Rissing, Ben, Gereffi, Gary, Trumpbour , John and Engardio, Pete, The Globalization of Innovation: Pharmaceuticals: Can India and China Cure the Global Pharmaceutical Market. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1143472  View Paper

Skilled Immigration and Economic Growth

2008   |    Vivek Wadhwa, AnnaLee Saxenian, Ben Rissing, Gary Gereffi

This paper explores the educational attainment and career trajectories of immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S. The research confirms that advanced education in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is correlated with high rates of

Applied Research in Economic Development Applied Research in Economic Development, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 6-14, 2008   Paper

Getting the Numbers Right: International Engineering Education in the United States, China, and India

2008   |    Gary Gereffi, Vivek Wadhwa, Ben Rissing, Ryan Ong

This article challenges the commonly cited statistics for engineering graduates in the United States, China, and India. The authors argue that the key issue in engineering education should be the quality of graduates, not just the quantity, since quantity

Journal of Engineering Education January 2008 Issue, p. 13-25  View Article

Intellectual Property, the Immigration Backlog and a Reverse Brain-Drain: Part III

2007   |    Vivek Wadhwa, Guillermina Jasso, Ben Rissing, Gary Gereffi, Richard Freeman

This Kauffman Foundation-supported study is Part III of the "America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs" series, which focuses on immigrants' contributions to the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.

America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs Series   View Paper

Where the Engineers Are

2007   |    Vivek Wadhwa, Gary Gereffi, Ben Rissing, Ryan Ong

To guide education policy and maintain its innovation leadership, the United States must acquire an accurate understanding of the quantity and quality of engineering graduates in India and China.

National Academy of Science Journal, Issues in Science & Technology   View Article

America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Part I

2007   |    Vivek Wadhwa, AnnaLee Saxenian, Ben Rissing, Gary Gereffi

This paper assesses the contribution of skilled immigrants in the creation of engineering and technology businesses and intellectual property in the United States. The research shows that immigrants have become a significant driving force in the creation

Duke Science, Technology & Innovation Working Paper Series Duke Science, Technology & Innovation Paper No. 23   View Article