The role of context in the psychological contract of skilled migrants

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Abstract

This qualitative longitudinal study investigates how the psychological contracts (PCs) of skilled migrants change in response to contextual conditions. It combines three phases of in-depth interviews with secondary data analysis (n = 111). In Phase 1 (2010−2012), 26 skilled migrants participated in the res. Repeat interviews were conducted in 2013 (n = 13) and 2014 (n = 14). The findings show how the skilled migrants' expectations, their perceptions of organisational promises and PC breaches are shaped by contextual conditions in the receiving country. This paper offers a contemporary approach to the PC framework and contributes to understanding how businesses can manage global talent.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101081
JournalJournal of International Management
Volume29
Issue number6
Early online date2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

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