From expatriates' information needs to information management in the expatriation cycle

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105291
Title:
From expatriates' information needs to information management in the expatriation cycle
Author:
Andre, M; Barrulas, M J
Editors:
Guerrero-Bote, V P
Citation:
From expatriates' information needs to information management in the expatriation cycle 2006, :434-438
Publisher:
Open Institute of Knowledge
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105291
Submitted date:
2007-02-06
Abstract:
This study is aimed at to identify and to understand the role of information in what concerns the mobility process of top executives, helping organisations to make the most of their expatriatesâ experiences. The methodological approach chosen was the case study, carried out in an economic group of the Portuguese financial sector with several business operations abroad. Several data collection methods were used, including a questionnaire survey, in-depth interviews and in loco interaction with the expatriates in three different countries. Based on the analysis of expatriatesâ information needs, a typology of information throughout the complete cycle is described and two critical moments are identified. These moments correspond to transitions of expatriatesâ informational spaces: first the moment of arrival to the host country and second, when they return to their home country. The incorporation of expatriatesâ information in the organizational information system, across the various phases of the expatriation cycle, is summarized.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Science; Interdisciplinarity; Information Seeking Behaviors; Management; Qualitative Research
Local subject classification:
expatriates; information needs; information management; case study; finance sector

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAndre, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorBarrulas, M Jen_US
dc.contributor.editorGuerrero-Bote, V Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-06T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:23:12Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-02-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationFrom expatriates' information needs to information management in the expatriation cycle 2006, :434-438en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105291-
dc.description.abstractThis study is aimed at to identify and to understand the role of information in what concerns the mobility process of top executives, helping organisations to make the most of their expatriatesâ experiences. The methodological approach chosen was the case study, carried out in an economic group of the Portuguese financial sector with several business operations abroad. Several data collection methods were used, including a questionnaire survey, in-depth interviews and in loco interaction with the expatriates in three different countries. Based on the analysis of expatriatesâ information needs, a typology of information throughout the complete cycle is described and two critical moments are identified. These moments correspond to transitions of expatriatesâ informational spaces: first the moment of arrival to the host country and second, when they return to their home country. The incorporation of expatriatesâ information in the organizational information system, across the various phases of the expatriation cycle, is summarized.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOpen Institute of Knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectInterdisciplinarityen_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subject.otherexpatriatesen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation needsen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation managementen_US
dc.subject.othercase studyen_US
dc.subject.otherfinance sectoren_US
dc.titleFrom expatriates' information needs to information management in the expatriation cycleen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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