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A study of selective strategies for foreign professional migration in Taiwan

by Cheng, Hsiang-hui

Abstract (Summary)
With the coming of globalization and knowledge of economy that may hence the flows of goods, finance, and people as well as the rapid changes of work force structures, many countries are starting to look for international professionals. In Taiwan, we are encountering unclear immigration policy, low birthrate, disproportionate new immigrants and industrial transformation. Therefore, it is vital to come up with an effective policy to attract foreign professionals to migrate into Taiwan for meeting the demand of industries and improve population quality. Based on ¡§Public Affairs Management Integrated Reference Framework,¡¨ this study analyzed the current difficulties and critical problems of Taiwan authority¡¦s policy for foreign professionals. Through research and discussion from domestic and overseas references, it summarized four critical cues that may affect professionals¡¦ migration. These cues are ¡§the openness of immigration regulations,¡¨ ¡§innovation of working environment,¡¨ ¡§internationalization of society and culture¡¨ and ¡§tax reduction.¡¨ With the research method of Social Judgment Theory, it treated policy stakeholders as its respondents including government staff in central government, Taipei City and Kaohsiung City and local citizens and foreign residents from Taipei City and Kaohsiung City to examine whether the disparate groups have different cognitions toward the four cues. The findings are as follows: 1. In the average weights, all groups pay the most attention to ¡§tax reduction,¡¨ followed by ¡§innovation of working environment,¡¨ ¡§internationalization of society and culture¡¨ and ¡§openness of immigration regulations.¡¨ 2. In the judgment functions, all groups have positive attitudes toward the four cues; this indicates that all groups considered the incentive of the four cues are ¡§The more, the better.¡¨ 3. In the description questions, 55% respondents don¡¦t agree that they realize the current foreign professionals¡¦ policies. Among them, 23% are government staff. 97.6% respondents agree that the political stability affects the willingness of foreign professionals to migrate into Taiwan. 4. There are two statistical findings in one-way ANOVA: (1) All groups have significant differences in ¡§openness of immigration regulations¡¨ and ¡§innovation of working environment.¡¨ (2) There are significant differences in ¡§openness of immigration regulations¡¨ and ¡§innovation of working environment¡¨ among government staff, local citizens and foreign residents in Kaohsiung City and Taipei City 5. There are two statistical findings in t-test: (1) It is insignificant in the four cues between the decision groups in Taipei City and Kaohsiung City. (2) There are significant differences in ¡§innovation of working environment,¡¨ ¡§internationalization of society and culture¡¨ between central and local government staff.
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Advisor:none; none; Ming-shen Wang

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:social judgment theory sjt decision and immigration policy professionals

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Date of Publication:08/06/2007

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