The Science and Technology Labor Force

The Value of Doctorate Holders and Development of Professional Careers

  • Leonid Gokhberg
  • Natalia Shmatko
  • Laudeline Auriol

Part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies book series (STAIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Leonid Gokhberg, Natalia Shmatko, Laudeline Auriol
    Pages 1-7
  3. The International Value of Doctorate Degrees on the Labor Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Barbara M. Kehm, Ulrich Teichler
      Pages 11-29
    3. Laudeline Auriol, Toshiyuki ‘Max’ Misu, Fernando Galindo-Rueda
      Pages 51-74
  4. Doctorate Holders: Employment Outcome and Mobility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Steven Proudfoot, Thomas B. Hoffer
      Pages 77-119
    3. Natalia Shmatko, Yurij Katchanov
      Pages 145-170
    4. Laura Cruz-Castro, Koen Jonkers, Luis Sanz-Menéndez
      Pages 171-192
    5. Joana Duarte, Joana Mendonça
      Pages 193-229
  5. Human Resources in Science and Technology and Their Professional Careers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Leonid Gokhberg, Galina Kitova, Tatiana Kuznetsova
      Pages 249-272
    3. Toshiyuki ‘Max’ Misu, Akira Horoiwa
      Pages 291-316
    4. Adriana Bin, Sergio Salles-Filho, Fernando A. Basile Colugnati, Fábio Rocha Campos
      Pages 317-339
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Dirk Meissner, Leonid Gokhberg, Natalia Shmatko
      Pages 343-350

About this book


This book provides an in-depth analysis of the demand for PhDs on the labor markets of twelve countries. The authors analyze the role of PhDs in the creation of innovation in a knowledge-based economy and examine economic issues such as the return on investment for the education and training of doctoral graduates. To provide a more comprehensive picture of the employment patterns, career paths and mobility of PhDs in selected countries, the book analyzes various data sources such as labor force surveys and censuses. The authors also develop survey approaches and output tables to collect data on the transition from school to work among PhDs. The book will be of interest to policymakers, companies and researchers responsible for research and innovation systems, as well as to doctoral students looking for a professional career outside the academic world.


Career Development Career Management Labor Market PhD Research Careers Research and Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonid Gokhberg
    • 1
  • Natalia Shmatko
    • 2
  • Laudeline Auriol
    • 3
  1. 1.Nat Res Univ Higher School of EconomicsInst for Stat Stud &Eco of Knowl (ISSEK)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Nat Res Univ Higher School of EconomicsInst for Stat Stud &Eco of Knowl (ISSEK)MoscowRussia
  3. 3.and Development (OECD)Organisation for Economic CooperationParis Cedex 16France

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