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Understanding Skilled Migrants’ Qualification-Matched Employment in the Host Country: A Multidisciplinary Review and a Conceptual Model

Stewart, JD, Shirmohammadi, M and Beigi, M Understanding Skilled Migrants’ Qualification-Matched Employment in the Host Country: A Multidisciplinary Review and a Conceptual Model. International Journal of Human Resource Management. ISSN 1466-4399 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Globalization has led to an increase in international mobility in many occupational fields. Therefore, scholars from a variety of disciplines have studied the topic of skilled migration. The purpose of this study is to review and synthesize the empirical research on skilled migrants’ qualification-matched employment across multiple disciplines. Skilled migrants are people on the move who possess university degrees or extensive work experience in professional fields when they leave their countries of origin to seek employment elsewhere. This review synthesizes findings of 106 empirical studies published from 1990 to mid-2017 on skilled migrants’ employment. We develop a conceptual model that includes antecedent conditions associated with skilled migrant qualification-matched employment in their host country and its outcomes. We also highlight the role of multi-level factors and moderating variables associated with skilled migrants’ possibility of obtaining qualification-matched employment. Our review has implications for human resource scholars and practitioners concerned with skilled migrants’ employment and labor market.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 09:29
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2018 15:58
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9870

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