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Title: Reflections on doing the expat show: performing the global mobility industry
Authors: Cranston, Sophie
Keywords: Trade shows
Global mobility industry
Expatriate
Talent management
Performativity
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Pion
Citation: CRANSTON, S., 2014. Reflections on doing the expat show: performing the global mobility industry. Environment and Planning A, 46 (5), pp.1124-1138.
Abstract: This paper argues that we need to pay more attention to the spaces in which the (knowledge) economy operates and industry sectors are brought into being. Following research that examines the performative nature of the economy, the paper sees the trade show as not merely a reflection of an industry sector, but as a space that produces it into being. Looking at the Global Mobility Industry, an industry directed towards the management of expatriates, the paper uses narratives to uncover performance as a way to understand the practice of knowledge, specifically benchmarking about talent management, at the Expat Show.
Description: Closed access until November 2015. The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Environment and Planning A, 46(5) 1124 – 1138, DOI: 10.1068/a46249
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1068/a46249
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16392
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a46249
ISSN: 0308-518X
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