Keywords: strategic choice analysis, migration impact assessment, labour market, SWOT analysis, international migrants, socio–economic development, cultural diversity, creativity, creative workforce, new markets, business opportunities, international migration, immigration
Strategic choice analysis by expert panels for migration impact assessment
International migration is a source of policy and research interest in many countries. This paper provides a review of experiences and findings from migration impact assessment worldwide. Various findings are briefly summarised in the context of a systematic migration SWOT analysis for five distinct domains of interest in the economy. The results from each SWOT analysis are then used as an input for compiling a 'strategic choice matrix' that is based on the views of a panel of migration experts. These strategic options are interpreted and discussed from both an analytical and a policy perspective.