Motivations and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Self-Initiated Expatriates, Assigned Expatriates, and Immigrant Workers: The Case of Portuguese Migrant Workers in the United Kingdom

@article{Farcas2017MotivationsAC,
  title={Motivations and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Self-Initiated Expatriates, Assigned Expatriates, and Immigrant Workers: The Case of Portuguese Migrant Workers in the United Kingdom},
  author={Diana Farcas and Marta Gonçalves},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={1028 - 1051}
}
Only in recent years have immigrant workers, assigned expatriates, and self-initiated expatriates been distinguished from each other. This study contributes by offering empirically based comparative results based on interviews with 50 Portuguese citizens who moved to the United Kingdom, as self-initiated expatriates, assigned expatriates, and immigrant workers. The findings indicate that Portuguese self-initiated expatriates and assigned expatriates explored their opportunities before leaving… 

Tables from this paper

A grounded theory approach to understand the Portuguese emerging adult self-initiated expatriates’ cross-cultural adaptation in the United Kingdom

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to inductively develop a model of cross-cultural adaptation for emerging adult self-initiated expatriates (SIEs).Design/methodology/approachData were collected

How do Individuals Form Their Motivations to Expatriate? A Review and Future Research Agenda

TLDR
This article demonstrates that for self-initiated and assigned expatriation, individuals follow similar processes: expatriations expectations are formed; then, they are evaluated; and finally, preferences are built that result in motivations to expatriate.

The influences of cross-cultural adjustment and motivation on self-initiated expatriates' innovative work behavior

PurposeDrawing upon the cross-cultural adjustment (CCA) model and self-determination theory, this study investigated the influence of CCA (work, interactional, and general adjustment) and motivation

Recruiting business expatriates in Portugal: a surefooted endeavor?

  • J. Coelho
  • Business
    Employee Relations: The International Journal
  • 2022
PurposeManagerial discourses tend to portray work-related mobility practices in a positive light, presenting mobility assignments as a place of stimulus and differentiation. A conception of mobility

BEHIND A MASCULINE SPACE: THE EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN MALE-DOMINATED ENVIRONMENTS IN THE STATE OF QATAR

Background: The experiences of women, especially those in male-dominated environments in Qatar, may either be positive or negative. It is an arising topic in the 21st century to hopefully remediate

“Life if elsewhere”

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to examine the motives of female childless self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) in deciding to work abroad, so far under-researched.Design/methodology/approachThe

Work experiences of qualified immigrants: a review of theoretical progress

PurposeQualified immigrants (QIs) and their work experiences have been studied using a wide variety of theoretical approaches with divergent characteristics. This paper reviews theoretical progress

The Fourth Wave of Portuguese Emigration: Austerity Policies, European Peripheries and Postcolonial Continuities

Little is known about emigration in European countries. Migratory pressure and the recent refugee crisis have helped keep academic attention over the last few decades focused on immigration, asylum

Understanding eating behaviors of foreign residents: A case of Turkey

ABSTRACT Eating behaviors have been investigated for many years. The current research sheds light on the relationship between external (EXT), restrained (RES), emotional (EMO), and attitude toward

Goal pursuit during the three stages of the migration process

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 73 REFERENCES

Migrants, Assigned Expatriates (AE) and Self-initiated Expatriates (SIE) - Dfferentiation of Terms and Literature-Based Research Review

Abstract The globalized world economy demand increasing global mobility and flexibility in the workplace and workforce. More and more skilled individuals seek international career opportunities.

Socio-Cultural Factors as Antecedents of Cross-Cultural Adaptation in Expatriates, International Students, and Migrants

Currently, international mobility is common. Living abroad requires adaptation to the new culture, and adaptation outcomes are influenced by various socio-cultural factors. The literature examining

Motivation and adjustment of self-initiated expatriates: the case of expatriate academics in South Korea

Globalization and international labor mobility have provided the opportunity for highly qualified people to work in almost any country they desire. The people who take advantage of this opportunity

Organizational expatriates and self-initiated expatriates: differences in cross-cultural adjustment and job satisfaction

Reflecting on recent trends in the international labor force, this study investigates and compares organizational expatriates (OEs), who are dispatched by their companies to international posts, with

Understanding the adaptation of organisational and self-initiated expatriates in the context of Brazilian culture

The aim of this study is to understand the challenges related to the cross-cultural adaptation of organisational expatriates (OEs) and self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) in Brazil and to explore the

Organizational expatriates and self-initiated expatriates: who adjusts better to work and life in Japan?

Expatriates are often presented in the cross-cultural adjustment literature as a homogeneous, broad population. However, recent research that makes a distinction between organizational expatriates

The initial development of receptivity to working abroad: Self-initiated international work opportunities in young graduate employees

This study sought to understand how receptivity to working abroad initially develops. Australian graduating business students were surveyed prior to entry to full-time work and 2 years later after

Professional Development Through Self-Directed Expatriation: Intentions and Outcomes for Young, Educated Eastern Europeans

This article explores the experiences of young, well-educated Eastern Europeans who have moved to Western Europe in search of opportunities for professional development, opportunities that, for the

Addressing international mobility confusion – developing definitions and differentiations for self-initiated and assigned expatriates as well as migrants

The literature on international human resource management indicates a growing array of different forms of international work experiences such as assigned and self-initiated expatriation. However, the

Modes of engagement: migration, self‐initiated expatriation, and career development

Purpose – The paper has two goals. The first is to develop a conceptual framework for analyzing the strategies of internationally mobile professionals in managing barriers to their career
...