Expatriation and Incapacity created by a Multitude of Hidden Inequalities

Mortimer, Christine (2019) Expatriation and Incapacity created by a Multitude of Hidden Inequalities. In: Inequality and Organizational Practice : Volume II: Employment Relations. Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma, 2 . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 277-298. ISBN 9783030116460

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The ability of UK based Academics to function within collaborative partnerships is becoming an important part of the UK Universities internationalisation agenda. This chapter offers an auto-ethnographical academic expatriate experience detailing some of the challenges faced when moving to work in a ‘UK environment positioned abroad’, specifically in China. It will provide HR personnel with alternative understandings of possible support strategies that could assist individuals in dealing with a variety of hidden inequalities that surface. These hidden inequalities can contribute to a possible shortening of the assignment due to cultural contexts in which they are operating (Foster 1997; Wang and Varma 2017).

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