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Iztapalapa. Revista de ciencias sociales y humanidades

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MENDOZA, Cristóbal. Migration and mobility of companies’ foreign skilled workers in Mexico. Iztapalapa. Rev. cienc. soc. humanid. [online]. 2018, vol.39, n.84, pp.15-47. ISSN 2007-9176.

Literature on migration and mobility of companies’ skilled workers has mainly focused on expatriates. This literature puts the emphasis on labour markets of transnational corporations, temporary migration, and upward labour trajectories. From 129 semi-structured interviews with Italian and Spanish immigrants, the article discusses the main patterns accounted on literature, by comparing and analyzing labour incorporation of expatriated and other skilled workers of companies in Mexico. First, the article discusses the role of Mexico as a permanent destination, in a context of globalization and economic crisis. Posteriorly, it revolves around the role of the Mexican state and the recent changes in its migration policy in order to understand current migration flows. Finally, the article exposes the variety of working and hiring conditions of this group, suggesting a more complex view on labour incorporation of immigrant professionals in Mexico.

Palabras llave : skilled migration; mobility; transnational corporations; Mexico; labour migration.

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