This Call aims to attract contributions that will advance our knowledge and understanding of international mobility. International mobility is a phenomenon of large proportions whose complexity, forms, and impact are increasing. This necessitates clarification of concepts, identification of emerging forms, documentation of implications and impact, mapping impact processes, as well as further theory development.
The movement of individuals across geographic boundaries is not a recent phenomenon. However, its extent has intensified in recent years (e.g., International Labour Organization, 2010). This is due to a variety of reasons that include international treaties (e.g., the European Union, or other special bi-lateral agreements) that allow free movement of individuals across borders; the advent and rapid development of information technology that has facilitated the flow of information on employment opportunities across the globe; developments in transportation; and the progressively global nature of the economy that has been mutually reinforced by the increasingly multi-national nature of organizations. Estimates bring the numbers of individuals worldwide who have moved to and live and work in countries other than their own to nearly 250 million (OECD-UNDESA, 2013), these estimates remaining conservative since they leave particular forms of mobility (e.g., globetrotting) unaccounted for. Hence, apart from being an interesting phenomenon, international mobility is also important for the substantive reason that it involves a significant proportion of the world population. (…)
Date limite de soumission des propositions : 31 mai 2015