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ERIC Number: ED557460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 136
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ISBN: 978-1-3211-3166-6
Reverse Brain Drain of South Asian IT Professionals: A Quantitative Repatriation Study
Suppiah, Nithiyananthan
ProQuest LLC, D.M.IST. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of the present quantitative correlational study was to examine if a relationship existed between the RBD phenomenon and cultural, economic, or political factors of the native countries of South Asian IT professionals living in the United States. The study on reverse brain drain was conducted to explore a growing phenomenon in the workplace. In the present study, 89 IT workers originally from South Asian countries and currently residing in the United States were surveyed. The survey was designed to measure the influence of cultural, economic, and political factors in the native country on the workers' desire to return to their home country. A quantitative correlational research design using least squares regression was used to analyze the data gathered from the foreign workers. Based upon the survey results, participants experienced a significant, positive relationship between their desire to return and the cultural support offered within their native country. Similarly, significant positive relationships were found between a desire to return and both the economic opportunity and political forces present within the native country. The results indicated that the three factors of cultural support, economic opportunity, and political forces do influence South Asian IT professionals to return to their native countries. The results offer some insight into the motivating factors associated with immigrants' home countries that influence their choice to return home. The results of the study were intended to provide information that might prove helpful for policymakers in developing strategic plans to halt the exodus of IT professionals from the United States. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; United States