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Revista de Administração Contemporânea
versão On-line ISSN 1982-7849
MACHADO, Hilka Vier e HERNANDES, Cláudio Aurélio. Alteridade, expatriação e trabalho: implicações para a gestão organizacional. Rev. adm. contemp. [online]. 2004, vol.8, n.3, pp.53-73. ISSN 1982-7849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-65552004000300004.
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.
Palavras-chave : identity; alterity; expatriation; work relations.