Contemporary Research on Organization Management and Administration
Vol. 2018, 6 (1)
ISSN (online) 2335-7959
Pages: 38-52
Imola Cseh Papp, Szent István University, Hungary
Norbert Bozsik, Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary
Erika Varga, Szent István University, Hungary
Status: Published
Full paper link: CROMA_2018_6_1_38-52.pdf

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Purpose – The purpose of our exploratory research was to get acquainted with the sociodemographic characteristics, motivations, workplace conditions and social participation of foreign workers from different Central and Eastern European countries to London.

Design/methodology/approach – The survey was conducted as a questionnaire in London, in English and Hungarian. The sample (n = 307) is based on individuals coming from different countries to London who are legally working. The pattern came through personal relationships. Examining the characteristics of the examined sample with descriptive statistics and the relationship between the examined quality variables were analysed by a Chi-square test. The investigation is primarily exploratory, but it also reveals some cause and effect relationships.

Findings – Our study gives an overview of the motivation, characteristics and integration of the Central-East European employees in England in a theoretical and empirical context and publishes the main findings of the examinations on integration. In general, it can be stated that social integration was achieved to a certain extent in the case of the examined sample. The research and analysis are justified by the globalisation of the labour market and the increasing transnational migration.

Research limitations/implications – The review aims at detail and thoroughness, but it is not complete. The findings at the end of the analysis are rather thought provoking, but we hope that we can also contribute to scientific and everyday discourse on migration.

Practical implications – The conclusions of the study provide an adequate framework for the development of a rational economic policy program, which is the basis for future development, for the conscious development of the future of our region.

Originality/Value – The novelty of the study lies in the composition of the sample on the one hand, and on the other hand, the study mainly focuses on the labour market.

Keywords: Central and Eastern European employees, integration, labour migration, geographic mobility.

Research type: research paper.

JEL classification:
J15 – Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labour Discrimination
J61 – Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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