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Lunchtime Research Seminar - The kaleidoscope career of skilled migrants

From: 28 Jan 2019 - 12:45 To: 28 Jan 2019 - 14:00

Lunchtime Research Seminar - The kaleidoscope career of skilled migrants

Department of Management & Marketing & Human Resource Research Centre (HRRC) host a lunchtime seminar featuring guest researchers Dr. Edward O’Connor & Dr. Marion Crowley-Henry of Maynooth University School of Business, Maynooth University.

  Date   Monday, 28 January 2019          
  Time

  1 pm - 2 pm
  (Lunch available beforehand at 12.45) 

  Venue   Room 202 (ORB 202), O’Rahilly Building, UCC
  RSVP   To derek.omeara@ucc.ie required for catering purposes.

 

Abstract

While there has been an increase in academic interest in worker mobility studies (Andresen et al., 2014), there is still much to learn about skilled migrants’ career actions and outcomes at the individual (Guo and Al Ariss, 2015, Zikic et al., 2010) and contextual levels (Smale et al., 2017). This research addresses this gap in an exploration of how skilled migrants cope with the career disruption caused by their home to host country career transition. By adopting a whole life approach (Litano and Major, 2016) to careers, the findings show that this career transition presents both opportunities and challenges for individual migrants in their quest to balance the work and non-work-related demands in their global Kaleidoscope Careers. The study investigates the careers of skilled migrants beyond their objective career success and the underemployment categorisation, providing an alternative explanation of underemployment among the skilled migrant population. The study presents a more complete overview of the concerns and instrumental career choices skilled migrants make in pursuing a career in the host country over time. Thus, this research makes a number of contributions to the skilled migrant, careers and expatriation literature.
 

Speaker Biographies

Edward O'Connor (PhD Management, Maynooth University School of Business.) is an Associate Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Maynooth University's School of Business. Edward's research interests are in the areas of Careers, Skilled Migration, Expatriation and HRM. Edward has published in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Human Relations, European Management Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics and regularly shares his research at national and international conferences. Edward is a John & Pat Hume scholar and an IRC scholarship winner. Prior to academia, Edward worked in management, mainly in the SME sector. Further information on Edward’s research, publications and lecturing details can be found here.

Marian Crowley-Henry (PhD Management, Lancaster University, England) is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Maynooth University School of Business. Marian's research interests are in the areas of careers, migration and identity. She has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Management Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics and regularly shares her research at national and international conferences. Prior to academia, Marian performed various product and project management functions at the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) headquarters of multinational corporations in Germany and France. Follow her on Twitter, on LinkedIn and more information on her research, publications and lecturing can be found here.

For more information, contact Derek O'Meara, Department of Management & Marketing

 

 

 

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