Does Overseas Experience Matter? The Academic Career Development of Returnee Faculty in Chinese Research Universities
The book explores the academic characteristics, career development, and impact of "foreignness" of Chinese overseas returnees in research universities. It provides valuable insights into the international mobility of academics and the challenges and opportunities that returnee scholars face in terms of research, teaching, international exchange, income, academic promotion, job satisfaction, and career mobility in their academic careers.
Using first-hand large-scale survey data, the author presents quantitative analyses of the international mobility of Chinese academics at the individual level. She evaluates the impact of overseas experience on academic career development, and further proposes practical policy suggestions to attract and retain returnee talent in academia in China.
The book's findings have important implications for policymakers, university administrators, and academics who seek to address the challenges and opportunities of international academic careers and promote the internationalization of research universities in China and beyond.
1 Introduction 2 Literature Review and Conceptual Framework 3 Data and Methodology 4 Who Returns to Chinese Research Universities? 5 Overseas Experience and Research 6 Overseas Experience and Teaching 7 Overseas Experience and International Exchange 8 Overseas Experience and Income Premium 9 Overseas Experience and Academic Promotion 10 Overseas Experience and Job Satisfaction 11 Overseas Experience and Job Mobility 12 Summary and Policy Suggestions