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Datormedierad kommunikation upprätthåller kontakten: IT som stöd för internationella studenter och soldater i utlandstjänst vid geografisk distansering
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

It has become more popular to work abroad and companies have become more global than they used to. A big reason for this is due to globalization and the progress done within the field of technology. Because of this aloofness that occurs, a gap between the expatriates’ personal life and his or her working life develops. The cases focused on in this paper includes people who are distanced from their private lives at least a few consecutive months but are all aiming to get back when they are done with their individual errands. Computer-Mediated Communication can help these people to keep in touch and can also help them to stay in both places without physically being there. By taking advantage of the technological development that exists today it can help relatives and other people to stay close during these periods of time. When the expatriates’ come back to their private lives it can be as they never went away if Computer-Mediated Communication have been used frequently. This paper addresses the issue of emotional and geographical aloofness with research within the area of organizational use of Social Media and other types of Computer-Mediated Communication.

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2013. , 43 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), 2013.22
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Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-78469OAI: diva2:637820
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Digital Media Production
2013-06-07, MA466, Umeå Universitet, Umeå, 22:43 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-08-05 Created: 2013-07-22 Last updated: 2013-08-05Bibliographically approved

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