Exploring the motivation and willingness of self-initiated expatriates, in the civil engineering industry, when considering employment opportunities in Qatar

Ridgway, M ORCID: 0000-0003-4426-6516 and Robson, F, 2017. Exploring the motivation and willingness of self-initiated expatriates, in the civil engineering industry, when considering employment opportunities in Qatar. Human Resource Development International. ISSN 1367-8868

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Abstract

This paper provides empirical and contextual insight into the complexity of Self-Initiated Expatriates' (SIEs) experiences in a unique setting. Factors that influence SIEs in the civil engineering industry, when considering overseas employment in Qatar, are identified and considered. Drawing comparison to organisational expatriates (OEs) and builds on the work of Doherty, Dickmann, and Mills (2011), this paper uses semi-structured interviews conducted with professionals from the civil engineering and construction industries. The research surfaced that different factors interconnect to affect individuals' decisions about overseas employment. Three factors, specifically; location appeal, host country as an employment setting and effect of expatriation on family, appear to be more influential to participants when the proposed destination is Qatar.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Human Resource Development International
Creators: Ridgway, M. and Robson, F.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 18 June 2017
ISSN: 1367-8868
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10.1080/13678868.2017.1340075DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Jun 2017 14:11
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 11:14
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31027

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