Title: Integrating highly qualified migrants: allowing a personal narrative to set future research directions
Authors: Aida Hajro
Addresses: Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, Eastern Gateway Building, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, London, UK
Abstract: Using a unique case history of a highly qualified migrant family pushed from its country of origin due to war, I elucidate the emotional, cultural, societal and situation-specific challenges that its members faced in their new country of destination. I then link their stories to the current literature in the field of migration studies and formulate several avenues for future research. By allowing narrative theory to guide the field, I make a contribution to the current discourse and formulate questions that truly matter.
Keywords: acculturation processes; challenges; highly qualified migrants; integration outcomes.
European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 2017 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.192 - 200
Received: 04 Nov 2016
Accepted: 27 Dec 2016
Published online: 12 Jun 2017 *