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Inter‑organisational entanglements in migrant support ecologies : action and collaboration supporting labour market integration


This paper examines inter-organisational behaviours in what we call ‘migrant support ecologies’ – shared physical and abstract spaces where multiple organisations work to help migrants access and transition within the labour market. Drawing on composite data generated through studies conducted in the UK and Brazil, we argue that actors and organisations in such environments operate in ‘common goal domains’, in which objectives are related but not necessarily integrated or coordinated, and they consequently adopt diverse interactional practices. We distinguish between four ideal types of migrant support organisation based on their activity scope and stakeholder focus before outlining how different organisations and their constituent actors engage in tactical and strategic coupling practices, reflecting shorter and more episodic interactions alongside complex, multithreaded ones. The findings show how different forms of cooperative arrangements may be pursued based on organisations’ capacities, focus and the types of value they seek to create for organisations, migrants and wider societies.

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Lugosi, Peter
Allis, Thiago
Della Croce, Clara
Morano‑Foadi, Sonia

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School
School of Law


Year of publication: 2022
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-11-29

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