Search for dissertations about: "expatriates"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the word expatriates.

  1. 1. Global careerists’ identity construction A narrative study of repeat expatriates and international itinerants

    University dissertation from Umeå : Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet, Umeå School of Business

    Author : Malin Näsholm; Nils Wåhlin; Tommy Jensen; Christopher Brewster; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; global careers; repeat expatriates; international itinerants; narrative; career; identity construction; social identity;

    Abstract : Research on international work experiences has to a great extent focused on an international assignment as a single event, and on how to optimize it from the organization’s perspective. This thesis addresses individuals’ subjective experiences of international work experiences and focuses on individuals with global careers, who see working abroad as a major element of their careers, involving several international assignments or international work experiences. READ MORE

  2. 2. Tales of transformation: Expatriate encounters with local contexts : A postcolonial reading

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University

    Author : Anna Wettermark; Christian Maravelias; Hervé Corvellec; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Expatriates; identity reconstruction; postcolonialism; international management; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The thesis examines how and in what sense expatriates are changed and transformed by their intercultural experiences. In doing so it seeks to complement more efficiency-oriented expatriation studies by outlining a relational and contextual view inspired by postcolonialism. READ MORE

  3. 3. Language as a Leading Light to Business Cultural Insight A Study on Expatriates' Intercultural Communication in Central and Eastern Europe

    University dissertation from Stockholm : School of Business, Stockholm University

    Author : Kjell Ljungbo; Björn Bjerke; Susanne Tietze; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Language; multilingualism; culture; intercultural communication; business; expatriate; Central and Eastern Europe; cultural significance structure; business flower; hermeneutics; ideal type; export; foreign language skills; language competence; Sweden; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Business studies; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Företagsekonomi; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Language competence is decisively important in international business and could increase efficacy, efficiency, sales and profits. Language is an underresearched area in business studies though language constitutes management and the managers building structures, processes, cultures and personalities being the most vital working tool to get things done and make them understandable. READ MORE

  4. 4. Construction of Transnational Identities? : a study of how multiple international assignments influence individuals' identity processes

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Malin Näsholm; Nils Wåhlin; Tommy Jensen; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; international assignments; identity construction; career; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Business studies; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : This licentiate thesis examines multiple international assignments from an identity construction perspective, and identification or social identities as part thereof. A distinction is made between repeat expatriates, employed by the same company over several assignments abroad, and international itinerants, who move abroad working for several different companies. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Effect of Guanxi on the Foreign Market Entry Process into China : The Swedish Case

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Tao Yang; Mats Forsgren; Desirée Holm; Örjan Sjöberg; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Foreign market entry; Chinese market; Guanxi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Business studies; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Företagsekonomi; Business Studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Business network theory believes that foreign market entry of a firm is the result of the interactions between the actors of the firm and the network. The foreign country’s network conditions will inevitably influence the process. READ MORE