Harnessing Migration for Service Export from Sub Saharan Africa: A New Dawn for an Age Old Phenomenon

Cynthia A. Bulley


Migration issues have enjoyed numerous debates and research in the past two decades. The purpose of thisarticle is to establish the need to re-examine health and education migration to determine if it can be harnessedfor an international service exports. Secondary data is analysed to develop a case for harnessing migration insome sectors from the developing countries. The study throws more light on the migration of health andeducation worker phenomenon by expounding and collating information and puts forward a set of propositionfor a research agenda. From the discussions, questions are developed for a more comprehensive quantitativedata generation. The direction of the study is a clarion call for data that will be the facilitating factor to propelpolicy makers to re-examine migration as an export activity. The study contributes to literature on internationalbusiness specifically migration and international service exports.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v8n22p65

International Journal of Business and Management   ISSN 1833-3850 (Print)   ISSN 1833-8119 (Online)

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