An exploratory factor analysis of the impact of Brain Drain in the Greek higher education.

Marinakou, E., Giousmpasoglou, C. and Koniordos, S.K., 2017. An exploratory factor analysis of the impact of Brain Drain in the Greek higher education. Studies in Higher Education. (In Press)

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Abstract

With the advent of the economic crisis the brain drain in Greece has increased. 124 academics currently living outside Greece responded to the survey and provided their views on the phenomenon. The EFA exposes the main push and pulls factors underlying and indeed causing the brain drain phenomenon. The findings suggest that the main factors influencing these academics leave the country have been lack of employment and opportunities to develop further, nepotism and a deficit in meritocracy. It has been mainly the younger academics who are leaving the country to pursue a career abroad. The paper argues that to revert this situation, by turning the brain drain to brain gain, awareness about the [adverse] impact of the phenomenon to the country of origin has to be created. Subsequently, the reversal of brain drain might succeed if effective policies are implemented, and working environments and opportunities similar to those offered abroad emerge.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1470-174X
Uncontrolled Keywords:Brain Drain; Higher Education; Greece; Financial crisis; Exploratory factor analysis
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:27766
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Mar 2017 12:02
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 12:14

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