Working away : an expatriate case study from a South Atlantic island

Cowley, Paul ORCID: 0000-0002-7320-1554, Sun, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9488-3371 and Smith, M. (2017) Working away : an expatriate case study from a South Atlantic island. ICERI2017 Proceedings. AITED, Spain, pp. 6003-6010. ISBN 978-84-697-6957-7

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Abstract

The UK has several overseas territories around the world. As part of this commitment, the NHS has key responsibility for the education of the local population regarding key issues associated with mental health. This commitment has seen a rise in the number of UK educators who have settled in a variety of overseas locations. This can present several challenges for these expatriates in adapting to the new living and working cultures they are faced with. This paper will seek to examine the experiences of an expatriate educator over the course of two years. Information was gathered through the use of several semi-structured interviews during 2015-2017. The primary focus of the study was to identify and examine the key motivators and challenges with a view to identifying key traits, needed in the adjustment to new working and living contexts.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper given at and published in the proceedings of 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 16-18 November,2017. Seville, Spain
Uncontrolled Keywords: expatriates, human resource management, mental health education, NHS
Divisions: Institute of Management > Bolton Business School
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Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 13:40
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 15:47
Identification Number: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1566
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1275

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