Barriers between international students and Swedish companies

University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Sektionen för management

Abstract:

Title: Barriers between international student’s and Swedish companies Course: Master thesis in business administration, 15 ECTS Date: June 2008 Authors: Silvana Agolli and Sokol Qytyku Supervisor: Dr. Per Eisele In this thesis report we have conduct a primary research on Blekinge area, while it is a shortage of IT workers and at the same time there were a lot of internationals students that graduated every year and didn’t get those available jobs. In this investigation we wanted to find out the barriers of international students and Swedish companies, by collecting data in both sides independently. Therefore we use a qualitative data collection and a combination of research strategies by using non-standardized, one-to-one interviews and from this group we used face-to-face interviews with managers and online survey to collect data from international students. On chapter 4 there is a full description of the data collected from student electronic survey and on chapter 5 is the complete report of the data collected from managers and BTH staff members. On the discussion section we make a clear logical explanations and also identifying the links between the findings and research question, and this section is concluded with a conclusion of the barriers between student and companies, which were the Swedish language, the long and risky process of visa for foreign workers. This report is finalized with some recommendations which are directed to students; to BTH in general and to companies, they explain how those barriers can be overcome in the future, how the tree parties to work together and to make it easier and to create more opportunities for international students to find work or thesis work in Sweden.

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