The role of Quality of Place factors in expatriate international relocation decisions: A case study of Suzhou, a globally-focused Chinese city

Hyungmin Kim, Matthew Cocks

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Abstract

The role of ‘quality of place’ (QoP) in attracting and retaining workers has been a significant concern of urban related policy makers and research communities over the past decade. This paper aims to address the significance of QoP factors in attracting and/or retaining global talent by presenting the findings and implications of a study into the relocation decisions of expatriate workers in Suzhou, China. Findings from a survey questionnaire indicate that global talent moving to Suzhou have been driven primarily by career-related opportunities instead of QoP factors. However, binary logit analysis shows that QoP factors have contributed positively towards the retention of global talent in the city.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberGEOF2226
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalGeoforum
Volume81
Early online date16 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

Keywords

  • Quality of Place
  • Liveability
  • Global talent
  • Expatriate
  • Suzhou

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