A Taxonomy of Global Careers: Identifying different Types of Internationally Mobile Managers

Andresen, Maike ; Biemann, Torsten

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2012.697476
URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0958519...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2013
The title of a journal, publication series: International Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume: 24
Issue number: 3
Page range: 533-557
Place of publication: London
Publishing house: Routledge
ISSN: 0958-5192 , 1466-4399
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL, Personalmanagement u. Führung (Biemann 2013-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Keywords (English): career path , diversification of expatriate management , international career , manager , taxonomy
Abstract: Research on expatriates indicates that substantial differences exist within internationally active employees. Several typologies of expatriates have been suggested to account for this diverseness. However, empirical evidence on the accuracy of these classification schemes is scarce. On the basis of these research efforts, we introduce a data-based taxonomy of internationally mobile managers. By means of sequence analysis, we derive four career patterns from the curriculi vitae of 202 German managers. These patterns are built on the dimensions mobility and duration of the stays abroad. We further show that these patterns differ with regard to various individual and organizational variables. On the basis of these findings, we argue that expatriation career management practices and responsibilities need to be differentiated.

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