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An empirical exploration of the adjustment of Brazilian self-initiated expatriates in Ireland and the role of Human Resources

Lyons, Priscila Borges (2021) An empirical exploration of the adjustment of Brazilian self-initiated expatriates in Ireland and the role of Human Resources. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Ireland was expected to have around 85 thousand immigrants and 35.6% non-EU in 2020. This research has the purpose to evaluate the level of adjustment of Brazilians self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) living and working in Ireland. HR is the frontline of the immigration phenomenon in organizations makes this an important topic. Due to the existing gap in the literature that only recently started to investigate SIEs in organizations this study aims to contribute to the Diversity Management literature within HRM field.

The exploration was done by utilizing quantitative research method and cross-sectional design. A primary research was conducted through an online questionnaire. The sample population was formed by 85 Brazilian SIEs respondents living in Ireland. The majority of the respondents were currently working, excluding 5 out of 80 that were not. The research aimed to explore the relationship between adjustment and: English proficiency, previous living experience in a foreign country, intentions to stay in the organization and intentions to return to Brazil.

The key findings of this study showed that there was a relationship between adjustment and English proficiency and intention to stay in the organization. Besides that it was observed that 81.1% have never participated in any Diversity Management practice in their organization. Due to these findings it concluded that adjustment could impact on retention, also the better English fluency the individual has higher is their adjustment, and therefore it was recommended English training courses to enhance adjustment of Brazilians SIEs in organizations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Diversity
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration > International Migration
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 16:11
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 16:11
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5326

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