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4TH WORKSHOP ON EXPATRIATION


LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA (SPAIN), OCTOBER 23-24, 2008
CHAIRPERSONS AND ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Chairpersons

Professor Chris Brewster, Reading University, UK
Professor Jaime Bonache, Cranfield University, UK
Professor Vesa Suutari, University of Vaasa, Finland

Organising Committee

Dr Petra de Saa, Universidad de Las Palmas, Spain
Dr Maria de la Cruz Déniz, Universidad de Las Palmas, Spain

BACKGROUND

Since the trend of globalization that burst on to the business scene, companies have become increasingly internationalized. A logical extension of this trend has been the increase in people who are working internationally (i.e., outside of their home country). A large number of academics in the international human resource management area have paid attention to this phenomenon, traditionally analysed under the heading of expatriate management. That is the subject of this workshop.

The field of expatriation studies is developing all the time and there are new topics and new approaches continually opening up. Recent developments have included work on repatriation, female expatriates, dual career couples, international career pathing and cost and risk assessment for expatriates. New topics include a awareness of self-initiated foreign experience, expatriation in the not for profit sector, amongst small companies, and in new countries and work is beginning on the alternatives to expatriation (short-term assignments; international commuting; frequent travellers; virtual teams; etc). New approaches to the topic include the use of narrative and the development of performance metrics. Proposals for papers are invited on these or any related topics in the general field of expatriation and international assignment.

The aim is to run this as a Workshop: numbers will be restricted in order to encourage participation and collegiate support. Researchers at all levels, from the very experienced to the new, are welcome.

It is intended that the best papers from this workshop will be published in the THUNDERBIRD INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW

PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the workshop programme.

PRACTICALITIES

LOCATION

The workshop will take place in the premises of

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

Facultad de CC.EE. y Empresariales.
Campus Universitario de Tafira

www.ulpgc.es

ACCOMMODATION, TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL

"Viajes la Caja Tours SA" could help you to book your accommodation in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
They can also help you to organize your travel to the place.
May we suggest you to complete the form downloadable HERE and send it back to the agency.


MORNING TRANSPORTATION TO THE UNIVERSITY

Please click HERE to find details on morning transportation from the hotels to the university.

FEES

The fees include participation to the workshop, workshop material, 2 lunches and morning and afternoon refreshments.

Fees will be posted shortly

Cancellations made before October 1, 2008 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be