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Skills wastage: A study of migrant engineers in Australia


Asghar, S and Cameron, R and Farivar, F, Skills wastage: A study of migrant engineers in Australia, 2017 ANZAM Conference Proceedings, 5-8 December 2017, RMIT School of Management (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Every year thousands of engineers migrate to Australia however, a majority of them only secure jobs unrelated to their professions/qualifications (Mahmudetal.2014). For these migrant engineers earning a living in an alternative position results in their downward mobility professionally and eventual skill atrophy (Cameron et al., 2013). This proposed research study will adopt a sequential exploratory mixed methods approach to examine the phenomenon of skill wastage amongst migrant engineers which will draw upon elements of Social Identity Theory (SIT) and Intelligent Career Theory (ICT). Findings from this research could inform dialogue on effective HR Policies which may be adopted by the Engineering organizations to better Access and utilize migrant engineers as well as inform future migration policies.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:skill wastage
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Farivar, F (Dr Farveh Farivar)
ID Code:125671
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-04-29
Last Modified:2018-05-01

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