Université de Fribourg

Leaving peace for war : An exploratory study of Swiss men’s trajectories toward engagement in Arab conflicts

Ajil, Ahmed

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2019, vol. 2, no. 3, p. Article: 2.3

While the issue of foreign fighting has been very present in Swiss public discourse in recent years, little is known about the actual trajectories of young men who engage in this particular form of political violence. Based primarily on face-to-face in-depth interviews with four Swiss male nationals who travelled to conflict zones in the Arab World, the present analysis offers insights into the...

Université de Fribourg

Routine workers in an increasingly automated world of work : Evidence from Switzerland

Kurer, Thomas

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2019, vol. 1, no. 2, p. Article: 1.2

This paper explores the distributional consequences of technological change on midskilled routine workers in Switzerland in three steps: (1) The first part studies aggregate trends in the labor market and confirms the pattern of an eroding middle:The disadvantages of technological progress are concentrated on routine workers whose share in the labor force has drastically declined over time. (2)...

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Editorial - Erosion of the Middle Class?

Budowski, Monica ; Schief, Sebastian

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2019, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Article: 1.1

Université de Fribourg

The challenge of dual career expatriate management in a specific host national environment: An exploratory study of expatriate and spouse adjustment in Switzerland based MNCs

Ravasi, Claudio ; Salamin, Xavier ; Davoine, Eric

(Working Papers SES ; 447)

The number of expatriates from global firms has been continuously increasing over the past decades as multinational companies still view expatriation as an important tool for sharing and transferring knowledge, controlling subsidiaries and developing workforce competencies. Expatriate management is still a costly and complex task for multinational companies. Adjustment, which has been defined as...