A situated analysis of global knowledge networks: capital accumulation strategies of transnationally mobile scientists in Singapore

Sidhu, Ravinder, Yeoh, Brenda and Chang, Sushila (2014) A situated analysis of global knowledge networks: capital accumulation strategies of transnationally mobile scientists in Singapore. Higher Education, 69 1: 79-101. doi:10.1007/s10734-014-9762-9

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Author Sidhu, Ravinder
Yeoh, Brenda
Chang, Sushila
Title A situated analysis of global knowledge networks: capital accumulation strategies of transnationally mobile scientists in Singapore
Journal name Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0018-1560
1573-174X
Publication date 2014-04-30
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10734-014-9762-9
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 69
Issue 1
Start page 79
End page 101
Total pages 23
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper investigates the geographic and professional mobility of scientists employed in Singapore’s publicly funded research institutes in various techno-and lifescience specialisations. Using Bourdieu’s conceptual framework, we analyse the capital portfolios of individual scientists against the structures of power which have informed Singapore’s developmental history, the culture of its westernised political elite and its present day aspirations to become a knowledge-based economy. Using survey and interview data, we examine how individual scientists mobilize their portfolios of social and cultural capital in order to extract maximum value from the transnational field of research and development. These processes of mobilization require individuals to negotiate alignments between their habitus and the political-cultural field in Singapore. This empirical grounding enables us to offer some preliminary ideas about transformations to the scientific habitus.
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