Acculturation, coping, and integration success of international skilled migrants: An integrative review and multilevel framework

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In this article, we review the limited but growing body of research on international skilled migrants and examine to what extent knowledge generated in adjacent research streams—specifically, work on assigned and self‐initiated expatriates—can be meaningfully applied to aid our understanding of the challenges, coping strategies, and acculturation dynamics of skilled migrants. We develop a framework that explains how variables and processes at multiple levels (individual, organisational, and societal) influence migrant acculturation and coping and result in integration‐related outcomes in the domains of personal/family life and workplace/career. We discuss directions for future research and implications for practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328 - 352
JournalHuman Resource Management Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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