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    Tales from the Irish diaspora during COVID-19: Prompting a future research agenda for global mobility

    Crowley-Henry, Marian and Coogan, Kim Margaret and Redmond, Cora and Sheil, Niall (2021) Tales from the Irish diaspora during COVID-19: Prompting a future research agenda for global mobility. The Irish Journal of Management, 40 (2). pp. 157-172. ISSN 1649-248X

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    The COVID-19 global pandemic raises fundamental questions about the future of global mobility. This paper considers publicly posted blog posts from members of the Irish diaspora during the early months of the global pandemic in 2020. Using real-time self-reporting blogs permitted an unobtrusive snapshot into the living experiences of members of the Irish diaspora during this time. Content analysis was undertaken on a total of fifty-nine individual blogs, and key themes across the blogs are explored. The primary theme of technology as both enabler and inhibiter is unpacked, in relation to global communication, work-life balance and working from home – anywhere in the world. A research agenda pertaining to the future of global mobility is proposed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Blogs; COVID-19; Irish diaspora; global mobility; research agenda; technology;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 17172
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    Depositing User: Dr. Marian Crowley-Henry
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2023 14:24
    Journal or Publication Title: The Irish Journal of Management
    Publisher: Sciendo
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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