This article examines the peripheral experiences of skilled return migrants in their homeland and the wider social implications of global knowledge transfer. Through a case study of Korean New Zealander returnees, I argue that the process of skill transfer is not easy, as shown by the returnees’ difficulties and social alienation. Korean New Zealander returnees have a more alienated experience than Koreans of similar backgrounds returning from other Western countries.
The Peripheral Experiences and Positionalities of Korean New Zealander Returnees: Skilled Return Migrants and Knowledge Transfer
Jane Yeonjae Lee is a Research Fellow at the School of Social Sciences in Singapore Management University. She is the author of Transnational Return Migration of 1.5 Generation Korean New Zealanders: A Quest for Home (Lexington Books, 2018). Email: <email@example.com>.
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Jane Yeonjae Lee; The Peripheral Experiences and Positionalities of Korean New Zealander Returnees: Skilled Return Migrants and Knowledge Transfer. Asian Survey 1 August 2019; 59 (4): 653–672. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.4.653
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