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The OEm Working Papers provide preliminary results of research on Portuguese emigration arising from research projects, dissertations, doctoral theses or other scientific activities. Its publication aims to stimulate debates, supported by research, on migration issues. Comments on the published texts and new edition proposals are welcome. The OEm Working Papers are subject to expert peer review (peer review) and have an international scope, being defined, as publication languages, Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian.+

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Coordination  Cláudia Pereira
Periodicity  Biannual
ISSN  2183-5438 (online)
Alexandra Rosa Ferro
This article presents the main conclusions of a study on migrant identity discourses of two distinct migratory waves: A first wave consideres the arrival of Portuguese emigrants into the United Kingdom in the 1980s and 1990s, with a lower level of schooling, and with a mode of incorporation centered on ethnicity; and another, coming after 2000, younger and with higher levels of schooling, that rejects the modes of incorporation of the previous generation. It is based on interviews with Portuguese emigrants living in London in 2016. +
João Vasco Coelho
Managing and performing work in international settings brought new interaction conditions to both individuals and organizations, and to the way organizations are managed. This paper presents organizational expatriations as specific global work contexts that compose particular conditions for individual action. It is suggested that it is a context that fosters individual and social differentiation, allowing the personalization of ascribed social and organizational roles performance. Using secondary data and repatriation management case study results as reference, the “re-entry shock” is used as empirical reference to illustrate the disjunctive socialization frame that can be composed by contemporary organizational expatriation practices. +
Sónia Ferreira
This text makes a brief characterization of the social media produced by Portuguese emigrants and their descendants. However, a descriptive and chronological analysis is not carried out, but in order to look at this reality in a problematic way, questions that, for this purpose, are identified as structural. The discussion based on these questions is illustrated with examples from a variety of empirical contexts, notably from France, Canada, and Brazil. +
José Carlos Marques
This paper is a preliminary study of Portuguese entrepreneurs abroad, focused on the case of the Portuguese in Luxembourg. We characterize, in the first part, the evolution of Portuguese emigration to that country and their integration into the labour market. In the second part we analyse the entrepreneurial activities of Portuguese emigrants and analyse different factors that impact on the creation and development of entrepreneurial practices among Portuguese abroad. +
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