Alteridade, expatriação e trabalho: implicações para a gestão organizacional

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Hilka Vier Machado
Cláudio Aurélio Hernandes


Alterity consists of a relation between an individual and other. It is by means of this exchange that each one builds or rebuilds their identity. On the other hand, expatriation situations demand a redefinition of identities both in the individual and social plans. Considering these aspects, this qualitative and exploratory study was carried out in the form of case studies with nine people who have left their countries to work in another. The objective of the study is to investigate the alterity process in expatriates and its implications in work situations. The data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews, which were recorded and then transcribed. Their content was analyzed using Nvivus software and the following categories were extracted from their speech: expatriate's life, repatriate's life and work conditions. Finally, based on the results, it is discussed the implications of this study on organizations and organizational management.


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Machado, H. V., & Hernandes, C. A. (1). Alteridade, expatriação e trabalho: implicações para a gestão organizacional. Journal of Contemporary Administration, 8(3), 53-73.
Author Biographies

Hilka Vier Machado, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Doutora em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). Professora do Programa de Mestrado em Administração da Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM) e Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL). Suas áreas de interesse em pesquisa são expatriação, identidade e empreendedorismo.

Cláudio Aurélio Hernandes, Universidade Federal do Paraná

Mestrando em Administração pela Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) e Graduado em Administração pela Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM). Suas áreas de interesse em pesquisa são expatriação e alteridade.