Career mobility in a global era: advances in managing expatriation and repatriation

Baruch, Yehuda, Altman, Yochanan and Tung, Rosalie L. (2016) Career mobility in a global era: advances in managing expatriation and repatriation. The Academy of Management Annals, 10 (1) . pp. 841-889. ISSN 1941-6520 [Article] (doi:10.5465/19416520.2016.1162013)

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The surge of interest in expatriation and repatriation within the broader discourse on labor mobility of professionals and high-skilled labor, human capital development and the theory and practice of people management, serves as the backdrop to this paper. We propose that expatriation and repatriation be framed in the context of global careers and embedded in the wider social-economic environment of globalization through the lens of a career ecosystem theory. We chart the evolution of scholarly publications on career mobility over the past four decades and highlight current trends, in particular the emergence of self-initiated expatriation as a pivotal change in the direction of expatriation studies and derived practice. We assess the rigor of empirical findings, weigh theoretical underpinnings, offer a research agenda for future research and outline managerial implications.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 19085
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Academy of Management Annals on 18/04/2016, available online:
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Depositing User: Bernadett Dunn
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 10:29
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 20:28

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