What makes them move abroad? Reviewing and exploring differences between self-initiated and assigned expatriation

Andresen, Maike ; Biemann, Torsten ; Pattie, Marshall Wilson

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2012.669780
URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0958519...
Additional URL: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/fileadmin/uni/fakultaet...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2015
The title of a journal, publication series: International Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume: 26
Issue number: 7
Page range: 932-947
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): assigned expatriation , boundaryless career , gender , human capital , protean career , self\-initiated expatriation
Abstract: Only in recent years have self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) been distinguished from assigned expatriates (AEs). But there is still a lack of empirically based comparative results. Statistical analysis, performed on data from 193 expatriates (N AE = 67; N SIE = 126), indicates that self-initiated foreign work experience is significantly more likely to be chosen by women and those having lower job levels. Furthermore, boundaryless and protean career orientation only partially predicted which career path is chosen. SIEs have higher organizational mobility preferences, but do not differ from AEs in their boundaryless mindset and protean career attitude. Implications of these findings for research in expatriation are discussed.

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