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Experiencing Cultural Contact at Work: An Exploration of Immigrant Working Identity in Finland

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This study is a qualitative analysis of how immigrant workers in knowledge jobs Finland experience their evolving identities and a sense of meaningful in their everyday intercultural interactions in the workplace. The workplace is a unique organizational setting, one in which interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural communication intersect. The results of this study reveal these immigrants experience: evolving linguistic, professional, and cultural identities, which affect the meaningfulness of their work and organizational understanding. The conclusions urge organizations and nations that are becoming more intercultural to consider issues such as language, and professional identities as integral aspects of worker identity.

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Välipakka, Hannele., Zeng, Cheng., Lahti, Malgorzata. and Croucher, Stephen. "Experiencing Cultural Contact at Work: An Exploration of Immigrant Working Identity in Finland" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association 65th Annual Conference, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 21, 2015 <Not Available>. 2018-02-14 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p983187_index.html>

APA Citation:

Välipakka, H. , Zeng, C. , Lahti, M. and Croucher, S. M. , 2015-05-21 "Experiencing Cultural Contact at Work: An Exploration of Immigrant Working Identity in Finland" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association 65th Annual Conference, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2018-02-14 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p983187_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: This study is a qualitative analysis of how immigrant workers in knowledge jobs Finland experience their evolving identities and a sense of meaningful in their everyday intercultural interactions in the workplace. The workplace is a unique organizational setting, one in which interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural communication intersect. The results of this study reveal these immigrants experience: evolving linguistic, professional, and cultural identities, which affect the meaningfulness of their work and organizational understanding. The conclusions urge organizations and nations that are becoming more intercultural to consider issues such as language, and professional identities as integral aspects of worker identity.


 
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