Determinants of migrant career success: a study of recent skilled migrants in Australia

Rajendran, Diana, Ng, Eddy, Sears, Greg, and Ayub, Nailah (2018) Determinants of migrant career success: a study of recent skilled migrants in Australia. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. 138. p. 1697. From: ANZAM 2018: 32nd Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: managing the many faces of sustainable work, 4-7 December 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.

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The present study adopts a multilevel approach to explore the determinants of skilled migrant career success. We consider how individual (age, years of settlement, qualifications), national/societal (citizenship and settlement), and organization-level (climate of inclusion) factors influence migrant career success through a survey of skilled migrants in Australia. We find that age at migration matters more than length of settlement in predicting migrant career success. Citizenship uptake and living in a neighbourhood with a greater number of families from the same country of origin also influence career outcomes. Finally, social/informal networks at work -- a dimension of perceived organizational climate of inclusion -- also predicts career success among skilled migrants in Australia.

Item ID: 58108
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
ISBN: 978-0-6481109-4-1
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Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2019 00:54
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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