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A study exploring the role of the GAA and employment of expat’s abroad

McBride, Carmel (2015) A study exploring the role of the GAA and employment of expat’s abroad. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aim of this thesis was to identify the role of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and the employment of expat’s abroad. This was explored by examining the community base and cultural touchstone presented by the GAA thus investigating the impact on adjustment for the self initiated expat.

The method used by the researcher was the qualitative semi-structured interview, guided by previous literature. Data was collected from seven self initiated expat’s and one GAA international representative.

The findings present the GAA in support of the Human Resource both for recruitment and retention by emphasising the importance of networking, support and integration for expat’s. The research also highlighted areas for future consideration, such as the idea of nepotism as a result of the findings. This term carries many negative connotations, and it must be considered as to what inference it would hold for the HR function.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration > International Migration > Emigration
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Sports
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 11:27
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2024

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