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Pontikakis, D., Measuring Stocks and Flows of Human Resources for Science and Technology (HRST); A Survey of Methods, CISC Working Paper No. 18, September 2005

The paper presents available definitions for the measurement of Human Resources for Science and Technology (HRST) stocks as well as a summary of methodologies employed for an understanding of their mobility. The paper begins with an outline of definitional and concordance issues relating to the counting of HRST stocks. A discussion of methods for measuring and explaining mobility then follows. A brief link to existing data sources for Ireland is also made, highlighting promising areas for applications.

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