Academic Expatriates Adjustment to Foreign Assignments
Dewan, Sabira (2010) Academic Expatriates Adjustment to Foreign Assignments. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
As globalisation has led to increasing international mobility, the contemporary expatriate management literature has focused on managers and corporate executives. The higher education literature focuses on the internationalisation of education systems, particularly growth in international strategic alliances between universities. By comparison, the academic expatriate even though not a new phenomenon remain an under-research group. Specifically, at a time when internationalisation is a major trend in higher educational institute very little is known about academic expatriate. Moreover, much of the expatriate literature adopts a positivist non-theoretical approach using quantitative methodologies and large-scale studies that leave the perspective of the individual relatively unexplored. This study seeks to address that gap. The study uses a qualitative research methodology based on narratives collected through in-depth interviews and is located within an interpretive paradigm.
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