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The work and life of corporate expatriates: new patterns and regimes of mobility in the knowledge economy

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dc.contributor.author D'Andrea, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Gray, Breda
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-26T11:01:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-26T11:01:42Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6205
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract                            This article examines how the international mobility of corporate professionals is entwined with the rise of the knowledge economy within a flexible capitalist system. As telecommunication technologies transform the economy, transnational organizations have been employing mobility strategies that affect the work and life of highly-skilled professionals and their families. Evidence is reviewed through a perspective of mobile labour studies, assuming international professional mobility as a privileged site of analysis. The article outlines the corporate expatriate population as the background for comparing mobility practices and regimes adopted by conventional and information-intensive industries. This comparison seeks to identify what is specific and new about professional mobility in the knowledge economy. The analysis confirms that patterns of mobility in information-intensive industries are more dynamic, unstable and contingent - in a word, more flexible - than those found in conventional or mature industries. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher De Gruyter Open en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Review of Social Research;3 (1), pp. 87-107
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1515/irsr-2013-0006
dc.subject knowledge economy, en_US
dc.subject flexibility en_US
dc.subject mobility en_US
dc.subject international relocation en_US
dc.subject expatriates en_US
dc.subject professionals en_US
dc.title The work and life of corporate expatriates: new patterns and regimes of mobility in the knowledge economy en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-10-26T10:52:27Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/irsr-2013-0006
dc.contributor.sponsor HEA en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1626533
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Review of Social Research
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed


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