The national economic competitiveness is greatly influenced by the quantity and quality of talents with high creativity and diversity. Notably, the major cities in a country usually play a significant role in international competition for talents.
In recent years, following some successful cities in the North America, Europe and Oceania, many Asian cities also have set forth city strategy of aiming at the Global Talent Magnet.
In this study we try to
(1) construct a set of indicators for measuring city’s attractiveness degree as a talent magnet and,
(2) clarify the major factors affecting the formation of a global talent magnet city and,
(3) examine the talent magnet strategy of some Asian cities and give suggestions for improvement.