How do online community platforms and associated offline meetings support highly skilled (re-)migration? The case of the Ruckkehrerstammtisch in Istanbul

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dc.contributor.authorMueller, Philip
dc.contributor.authorKoenig, Tobias
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:07:05Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:07:05Z-
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn00139998
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/7699-
dc.description.abstractIn this article we investigate online community platforms and associated offline meetings that cater to highly skilled (re-)migrants. To do so we draw on a case study of the Ruckkehrerstammtisch in Istanbul, which is aimed especially at highly skilled (re-)migrants of Turkish origin, who have moved or plan to move from Germany to Turkey. The Ruckkehrerstammtisch mainly consists of an online community platform on the professionally oriented social networking site Xing and regular offline community meetings in Istanbul. Based on a mixed-method case study approach using netnography and qualitative interviews, this article shows that the Ruckkehrerstammtisch enables highly skilled persons of Turkish origin the access to migration related information and social networks that are often not available through their pre-existing family and friendship networks in Turkey. Our research thus contributes to the debate about social networks within the migration process of highly skilled persons.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherGESELLSCHAFT ERDKUNDE BERLIN
dc.relation.ispartofERDE
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectGeography, Physical
dc.subjectGeology
dc.subjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
dc.subjectGermany
dc.subjecthighly skilled (re-)migration
dc.subjectINTERNET
dc.subjectmigrant networks
dc.subjectMIGRANTS
dc.subjectNETWORKS
dc.subjectoffline community meetings
dc.subjectonline community platforms
dc.subjectPhysical Geography
dc.subjectRETURN MIGRATION
dc.subjectTIES
dc.subjectTRANSNATIONALISM
dc.subjectTurkey
dc.subjectWEAK
dc.titleHow do online community platforms and associated offline meetings support highly skilled (re-)migration? The case of the Ruckkehrerstammtisch in Istanbul
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.12854/erde-2018-394
dc.identifier.isiISI:000453811400001
dc.description.volume149
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.startpage199
dc.description.endpage213
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-0755-5856
dc.publisher.placeARNO-HOLZ-STR 14, BERLIN, 12165, GERMANY
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationERDE
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