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  • The inside track from academia and industry: Follow the money

    Michael Alvarez, MA
    Job Market Context
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    Borders no longer constrain the flow of capital, ideas and talent to emerging centres of excellence. Global economics is changing and science is changing along with it - a trend that has implications for everyone from students to industry researchers to policy-makers in federal and local government. The convergence of communications and computing advances has brought new players into the global marketplace. As a result, competition for both talent and market share is intensifying, and the field has been leveled. This leveling effect poses a challenge for traditional science and technology companies and the regions that host them. They need innovators and talented employees in order to stay competitive. It also creates job opportunities in the emerging centers. As the field of players grows more crowded and diverse, there are greater opportunities for new countries, institutions and ...