Adjustment of Expatriates in the Baltic States


Project no.: 2017/13

Project description:

Global mobility becomes more and more popular. In some countries, such as Germany this phenomena already exists for decades. However, for the Baltic states it is quite new. Therefore, it is important to introduce this phenomena more in those countries. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to share knowledge and experience and to conduct a pilot study of the factors influencing adjustment of highly qualified expatriates to local labor markets.

Project funding:

This project of the Baltic-German University Liaison Office is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic Germany.

Project results:

• Research methodology for expatriates‘ adjustment in business sector was prepared
• Pilot study of expatriates’ adjustment in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Germany was conducted
• Seminar Possibilities and challenges of adjustment of expatriates in the Baltic states was organized
• Open lecture Challenges of adjustment of expat knowledge workers in Central and Eastern European context, delivered by prof. L.Leisyte (Germany) at Kaunas University of Technology, School of Economics and Business, Gedimino str. 50-117, Kaunas, Lithuania, 22-09-2017.
• Open lecture How to pre-empt organizational crises through innovation and entrepreneurship, delivered by prof. R.Alas (Estonia) at Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Studentų St. 56-154, Kaunas, Lithuania, 21-09-2017.
• Open lecture Expatriation experiences in China and Austria, delivered by B.Scharrer (Latvia/German) at Kaunas University of Technology, School of Economics and Business, Gedimino str. 50-333, Kaunas, Lithuania, 20-09-2017.

Project coordinator: Kaunas University of Technology

Project partners: Technical University of Dortmund, Estonian Business School, University of Latvia

Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė

2017 - 2017

School of Economics and Business

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