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6TH WORKSHOP ON EXPATRIATION


CATANIA, ITALY, SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2016
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BACKGROUND

The EIASM Workshop on Expatriation is organized about every three years to allow both experienced academics and newcomers interested on global mobility issues to meet and discuss their research. The event is run as an interactive workshop discussing both the latest research carried out by the participants and the overall development of the field. The numbers of participants will be restricted in order to encourage participation and collegiate support. Researchers at all levels, from the very experienced to the new, are welcome. The best papers from each workshop have traditionally been published in a special issue in a selected high-quality journal.

THEME OF THE 6TH WORKSHOP: NEW TRENDS OF EXPATRIATION

The management of the international labour force and expatriation, and topics related to that management, are the subject of this workshop. The workshop will focus in particular on new trends emerging within this research tradition. Examples of such developing themes include:

  • The talent management and expatriation as two significantly overlapping but separate areas of research. Bringing the two together through a global talent management perspective (Cerdin & Brewster, 2014; Collings, 2014; Farndale, Scullion & Sparrow, 2010) has significant implications for both research and practice. We seek new evidence and new insights on this interaction.
     
  • Interest in self-initiated expatriation has been steadily increasing since the topic was first identified in 2000 (Suutari & Brewster, 2000), to the point where two books on the subject have been published (Andresen, Al Ariss, Walther & Wolff, 2012; Vaiman & Haslberger, 2013). There are still many issues needing future research such as the repatriation experiences of SIE[vp1] s, longer-term impacts on career capital and the careers of SIEs, or the HRM-processes to ensure the potential of the group is fully utilized in organizations. The link to migration studies also offers a rich basis for collaborative work. There is also a need to analyse different types of SIEs in order to really take the diversity of this group into account.
     
  • Alternative forms of global mobility such as short-term assignments, virtual assignments, commuters, frequent flyers, migrants in the labour market. Other types of international experience are growing at least as fast as traditional company sponsored expatriation. Research is needed to fully understand why and how companies use such assignments types, what kind of management / HRM-practices are useful in the process and what are the outcomes from such assignments both in organizational and individual level.
     
  • Expatriation in less studied contexts. Expatriates can be found in Government, in InterGovernmental Organisations, in Non Governmental Organisations such as charities, religious organisations and sports bodies. Expatriates may work in rural areas away from urban facilities. Many expatriates, in the Middle East for example, have low level jobs and poor working conditions. Expatriation may be changing: there are more people who are bi-cultural (Fursusawa & Brewster, 2014) or multi-cultural (Hanek, Lee & Brannen, 2014). And expatriation may not be the same as it was in the era of social media such as skype. Research in these areas would be welcome.

We are open to all themes that may extend our understanding of the background to, processes of, and outcomes of expatriation.

Proposals for papers are invited on these or other emerging topics in the general field of expatriation and international experience.

CHAIRPERSONS AND ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Chairpersons :

Professor Jaime Bonache 
(Universidad Carlos III, Madrid)

Professor Chris Brewster
(Henley Business School, UK; University of Vaasa, Finland; Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands; and  ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal)

Professor Jean-Luc Cerdin
(ESSEC Business School , Paris, France)

Professor Vesa Suutari
(University of Vaasa, Finland)
 

Organizing Committee :

Professor Vincenzo Pisano
(University of Catania, Italy)

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the workshop programme.

REFERENCES

Andresen, M., Al Ariss, A., Walther, M., & Wolff, K. (2012). Self-Initiated Expatriation: Mastering the Dynamics New York: Routledge.

Cerdin, J.-L., & Brewster. (2014). Talent management and expatriation: Bridging two streams of research and practice. Journal of World Business. 49 (2): 245-252

Collings, D. (2014). Integrating global mobility and global talent management: Exploring the challenges and strategic opportunities. Journal of World Business, 49(2): 253-261.

Farndale, E., Scullion, H., & Sparrow, P. R. (2010). The role of the corporate HR function in global talent management. Journal of World Business, 45(2): 161-168.

Furusawa, M., & Brewster, C. (2014). The bi-cultural option for global talent management: the Japanese/ Brazilian Nikkeijin example. Journal of World Business, 50(1): 133-143.

Hanek, K. J., Lee, F., & Brannen, M. Y. (2014). Individual differences among global/ multicultural individuals. International Studies of Management & Organization, 44(2): 75-89

Suutari, V. and Brewster, C. (2000) “Making their own way: international experience through self-initiated foreign assignments” Journal of World Business, 35 (4) 417-436

Vaiman, V. and A. Haslberger, Eds. (2013). Talent Management of Self-Initiated Expatriates: A neglected source of global talent. London, Palgrave Macmillan.

PRACTICALITIES

LOCATION

The Workshop will be held in the beautiful city of Catania in Italy and supported by the University of Catania.

Workshop address :
The Workshop will take place at "Palazzo Fortuna", University of Catania.
Address: Corso delle Province, 36, 95127, Catania (CT)
 

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

  • Hotel Mercure (located in the very close surroundings of the University)
    Piazza G. Verga 39 – 95129 Catania
    Double room with single use : 90 EUR (including breakfast, VAT and service )Double room : 110 EUR (including breakfast, VAT and service )
    To book a room, use download the booking form available HERE and email it to address mentioned.
     
  • Katane Palace Hotel  (10-15 minutes walk from the university)
    Via Camillo Finocchiaro Aprile, 110 – Catania
    www.katanepalace.it - info@katanepalace.it
    Double room for single use 80.00 EUR  per night
    Double room euro 100.00 EUR per night
    Prices include breakfast
    Not included: city tax 1,50 EUR per day per person
     
  • Casa Barbero (B&B) (10-15 minutes walk from the university)
    www.casabarbero.com
    Double room for single use 50.00 EUR per night, 48.00 EUR if for more than one night.
    Double room (one large bed) euro 60.00 EUR per night
    Double room (2 beds) euro 65.00 EUR per night
    Triple and quadruple rooms are available with additional euro 10.00 per each bed.
    Prices include VAT and breakfast.
     

THE CITY OF CATANIA

For information about the city of Catania: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catania
http://www.apt-catania.com/english/homepag.htm


FEE

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

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
353,80 € (including 63,80 € VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 439,20 € (including 79,20 € VAT)

Cancellations made before August 20, 2016 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