LinkedIn and Indiana University have published what they are calling “the first ever map of global labor flow.” The research – which was published in August’s issue of Nature Communications – used a massive amount of LinkedIn employment history data to build a labor flow network.
The research examined geographically defined groups of interconnected firms called “geo-industrial clusters” – e.g. Silicon Valley (for technology companies) or Hollywood (for the film industry). The authors argue that prior research used poorly defined notions of geo-industrial clusters and relied on limited empirical data, mostly leaving the research to focus on case studies rather than conducting systemic analyses.
Author: Oliver Peckham