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Scholars have studied migration from developing to developed countries. Within the field of Strategy, scholars have studied firms in developed countries founded by immigrants from developing countries. However, scholarship has almost entirely overlooked the phenomenon of migration from developed to developing countries. This phenomenon can play a role in host countries’ social development through the entrepreneurial ventures founded by these migrants. In this study, I aim to explore the phenomenon of ‘reverse migration’ i.e. migration from developed to developing economies to establish business ventures. My preliminary findings suggest that reverse migrants seek to serve certain social missions in the host countries. Therefore, I explore how these entrepreneurs acquire and deploy key forms of capital to make their firms financial successful and socially impactful.
Immigrant Integration in the Workplace: A Multi-Perspective Approach
Laval University Marie-Eve Dufour,
Laval University Frank Pons,
In this study in progress, we are developing the theoretical construct of immigrant workplace integration. We argue that in order to suggest effective integration strategies for companies, we must first determine what ‘successful immigrant integration’ means in the workplace context and how it is evaluated. We further contend that this understanding must take into consideration the perspectives of the immigrant employee, existing employee peers from the dominant local culture, and the company’s management, as any divergence in these perspectives could compromise the effectiveness of the integration strategies pursued by the company.
Unlevel Playing Fields: Migrant Bias in Managerial Dismissal
Although the number of migrants in managerial positions is increasing, little is known about whether and how a manager’s national origin affects organizational constituents’ evaluations of their performance. This study proposes that migrant managers are evaluated more negatively than their native peers and theorizes about boundary conditions that help explore whether this bias stems from taste-based discrimination or performance stereotyping. I test my ideas using a fine-grained data set on the dismissals of migrant coaches in the German soccer league, the Bundesliga.