Intermediaries and destination reputations: Explaining flows of skilled migration
van den Broek, D
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
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This is the author accepted manuscript. It is currently under an indefinite embargo pending publication by the publisher
Governments have increasingly commercialised their migration services, which has fuelled a mushrooming migration industry creating a ripe context for the central role of migration intermediaries . It is therefore timely to explore the new actors responsible for shaping contemporary flows of skilled migration. Drawing on the work of existing studies and a wide variety of secondary data, we argue that the range of intermediaries who have emerged as a result of the commercialisation process, have been poorly understood in the skilled migration and migration industries literatures . Discussion of these actors sheds important theoretical light on how intermediaries, destination reputations and skilled migration flows intersect. Accordingly, we outline six propositions that identify the interconnected relationship between migration intermediaries, reputation and skilled migration flows.
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