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Lithuanian Temporary Workers in Iceland in Another Economic Boom: Expectations and Experiences

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Minelgaite, Inga
dc.contributor.author Christiansen, Thora
dc.contributor.author Kristjánsdóttir, Erla S.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-17T16:12:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-17T16:12:25Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Minelgaite, I., Christiansen, Þ. H., & Kristjánsdóttir, E. S. (2019). Lithuanian Temporary Workers in Iceland in Another Economic Boom: Expectations and Experiences, South East European Journal of Economics and Business, 14(1), 101-114. doi: https://doi.org/10.2478/jeb-2019-0008
dc.identifier.issn 2233-1999
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1703
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract Economic changes and a booming tourism industry in Iceland have triggered a rise in temporary workforce, where employees are brought to Iceland from Eastern Europe and other less economically developed countries. Major societal and economic shifts are evidenced by a doubled number of temporary staffing agencies and a ten-fold increase in foreign temporary agency workers. However, limited research exists regarding the phenomenon. Furthermore, the expectations of temporary work force in Iceland have not been researched. The study employed field survey methods to investigate pre-Arrival expectations and post-Arrival experiences of temporary agency workers regarding temporary agencies and Icelandic society. The findings indicate that the employees had relatively high expectations towards the temporary staffing agency and Icelandic society before arriving in Iceland. However, the findings also indicated unmet expectations in these respects. The study provides empirical data that serves as catalyst for both expectation management and better integration of foreign temporary workforce.
dc.format.extent 101-114
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH
dc.relation.ispartofseries South East European Journal of Economics and Business;14(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Expectations
dc.subject Foreign temporary agency workers
dc.subject Migration
dc.subject Temporary staffing agency
dc.subject Starfsmannaleigur
dc.subject Fólksflutningar (félagsfræði)
dc.subject Væntingar
dc.title Lithuanian Temporary Workers in Iceland in Another Economic Boom: Expectations and Experiences
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license Open Access. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal South East European Journal of Economics and Business
dc.identifier.doi 10.2478/jeb-2019-0008
dc.relation.url https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/jeb/14/1/article-p101.xml
dc.contributor.department Viðskiptafræðideild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Business Administration (UI)
dc.contributor.school Félagsvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Social Sciences (UI)

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