Wendy Hansen

Senior researcher

Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions

Wendy Hansen studied sociology at Carleton University in Canada and joined Statistics Canada's Postsecondary Education Projections/Analyses Section. In the fall of 1988, she moved to Industry Canada where she has been a Senior Policy Analyst, Industry and Science Policy. Wendy joined UNU-MERIT as a Senior Research Associate in May 1997 to continue her research on knowledge workers. Her research focuses on knowledge workers, in particular scientists and engineers, and falls in a range of S&T policy issues as well as Information Society. Her research addresses the change in the skill base of the labour force, including the development of new measures for linkages between knowledge workers and technological change, as well as more specific measures of human capital in a digitised society.

 

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Recent reports

The Brain-Drain - Emigration Flows for Qualified Scientists
February 2004

Radio Netherlands interview on East-West brain drain




Selected publications by Wendy Hansen


Book chapters
Hansen, Wendy, 2009, The European Research Area and human resources in science and technology, in: H. Delanghe, U. Muldur, L. Soete (eds), European Science and Technology Policy. Towards Integration or Fragmentation?, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, cheltenham, UK


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Hansen, Wendy, 1999, Knowledge Flows in the S&T System, Kluwer, the Netherlands, More information


Research reports
Arundel, Anthony, Adriana van Cruysen, Wendy Hansen & Minna Kanerva, 2007, Policy scenario Supply of Scientists and Engineers, KEI Deliverable WP1.4a for the European Commission
Arundel, Anthony, Adriana van Cruysen, Wendy Hansen, Minna Kanerva & René Kemp, 2007, Defining the KBE: Final synthesis report, KEI Deliverable WP1.5 for the European Commission
Arundel, Anthony, Wendy Hansen & Minna Kanerva, 2007, Indicators for the Knowledge-Based Economy: Summary report, KEI Deliverable WP2.5 for the European Commission, UNU-MERIT
Arundel, Anthony, Adriana van Cruysen, Wendy Hansen & Minna Kanerva, 2007, Policy scenarios: Summary report, KEI Deliverable WP1.4 for the European Commission, UNU-MERIT
Cruysen, Adriana van, Wendy Hansen & Anthony Arundel, 2006, KEI-Policy and Trend Scenarios for a KIBE: Interviews Results, KEI (Ext. rep. KEI WP 1.4). Washington: KEI
Hansen, Wendy, 2000, The impact of convergence on the competitiveness of the European consumer electronics industry, ESTO Project Report, IPTS, August 2000. Article extracted and subsequently published in First Monday, November, 2000


Conference contributions
Hansen, Wendy, 2006, Measurement and Indicator Development - Globalisation of R&D, presented at the KEI 3rd Workshop, Helinki, 2-3 March 2006, More information
Hansen, Wendy, 2006, Linking Human Resources in Science and Technology and Innovative Performance - Developing Concordance Schemes and Indicators to Enable the Analysis of Education - Science - Technology - Industry Relationships , presented at OECD Blue Sky Conference, Ottawa Canada, 25-27 September 2006 , More information
Hansen, Wendy, 2006, Knowledge worker flows - Indicators and Issues for Brain Circulation , presented at the Symposium on International Migration and Development of United Nations and the Rosselli Foundation, Turin Italy 28-30 June 2006 , More information
Hansen, Wendy, 2005, Indicators and Issues for Brain Circulation, presented at the KEI Workshop, Maastricht, October 2005 , More information


Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Hansen, Wendy, 2000, The work force in the communication and electronic equipment industry, A skill base in transition, MERIT/Statistics Canada
Hansen, Wendy, 2000, The work force in the computer services industry, A skill base in transition, MERIT/Statistics Canada
Hansen, Wendy, 2000, An overview of the transition of the skill base of three ICT industries: Findings and implications, MERIT/Statistics Canada
Hansen, Wendy, 1999, An analysis of science and technology workers: Deployment in the Canadian economy. Statistics Canada, cat ST-99-03


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