Emigration reached its peak in this century in 2013, with around 120 thousand exits, having since started a downward trajectory in line with the economic recovery in the country, albeit at a slower pace. In 2016, this downward trajectory had an acceleration, being the number of exits by a value of the order of the 100 thousand individuals. +
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. +
Interview with Marcelo Borges
Marcelo Borges is Argentine, and holds a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA). The theme of the doctorate is the Portuguese emigration to Argentina, in particular from Algarve, between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. He is an associate professor of history at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and his research interests are the history of Latin America, transatlantic migrations to the Americas, history of Portuguese migration, oral history, and memory. +
[OEm] Two databases on Portuguese emigration are available on the Observatory's website. You can consult information about the bases and, under the conditions indicated, request the sending of the data for exploration in the scope of research projects or the elaboration of thesis or dissertations. +
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