The Expatriates Pull Factors in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 223-228
Received: Oct. 15, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 12, 2016; Published: Jan. 6, 2017
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Aaron Paul M. Pineda, Middle East College, Knowledge Oasis Muscat, MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman
Maria Matriano, Middle East College, Knowledge Oasis Muscat, MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman
Gbenga Ekundayu, Middle East College, Knowledge Oasis Muscat, MUSCAT, Sultanate of Oman
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Migration in developing nations is due to rapid growth in urban areas. There are times when people don’t get proper jobs, adequate housing and other basic necessities. Rapid growth of developed nations is due to the fast growth of over population. Lewis Model of structural change argued that migration was necessary for the growth of an urban industrial sector which would lead to economic growth. Migration is due to many reasons, unemployment, underemployment, demand for labour not risen in line with rapid growing labour supply, inability to create jobs sufficiently quickly, lower standard of living, employment in informal sector, pressure of housing stock, overcrowding, and negative externality. This study will analyze and discuss international migration that has been seen with loss of skilled workers, professionals are often tempted by the opportunity of higher living standards elsewhere, many countries are now seeking deliberately to attract immigrants in order to fill skill gaps and boost the production possibilities of their own economies, work remittances are increasingly valuable source of income to developing countries. Specifically, the main objective of this study is to analyze the magnitude of expatriates pull factors into the GCC Countries and their contribution towards effectiveness and efficiency in the growth of these countries.
Expatriates, Pull Factors, Push Factors, GCC, Rural-Urban Migration
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Aaron Paul M. Pineda, Maria Matriano, Gbenga Ekundayu, The Expatriates Pull Factors in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, Science Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2016, pp. 223-228. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.20160406.17
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