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Self-Initiated Expatriates in Context
Recognizing Space, Time, and Institutions




ISBN 9780367371036
Published October 2, 2020 by Routledge
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This edited volume builds on the previously published Self-Initiated Expatriation: Individual, Organizational, and National Perspectives, which served to give in-depth insights into the concept and the processes of self-initiated expatriation and presented different groups undertaking self-initiated foreign career moves. While more than a hundred articles on self-initiated expatriation (SIE) have been published in the meanwhile, an examination of the research questions and samples of SIEs in published SIE research shows that the role of context and its impact on SIEs’ career-related decisions and behaviors has not been explored sufficiently. This raises the question in how far existing research results are comparable.

The aim of this follow-up volume is to deepen the understanding of SIEs’ careers, focusing on the contextual influences of space, time, and institutions on the heterogeneous SIE population. More specifically, the editors aim to shed light on spatial conditions in terms of the home and host country conditions on the self-initiated expatriation experience and examine developments over time in terms of temporality of conditions and SIEs’ life-course. Moreover, the influence of the institutional context in terms of occupational, organisational, and societal specificities will be analysed. All chapters are based on strong theoretical foundations that serve to conceptualise "context" and are written by both established and emerging global academics and researchers.

Self-Initiated Expatriates in Context contributes to conceptual clarity in the burgeoning field of SIE research by drawing attention to the importance of exploring context and, thus, boundary conditions to careers. It offers specific guidance for an improvement of future SIE-related research in order to enhance the validity of future empirical studies as well as for an improvement of managerial practice. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of international business, human resource management, organisational studies, and strategic management.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Recognizing space, time, and institutions in self-initiated expatriation research

Maike Andresen, Chris Brewster, Vesa Suutari

PART I – SPACE AS A CONTEXT FACTOR INFLUENCING THE SELF-INITIATED EXPATRIATE EXPERIENCE

2. "Home County" in studies of self-initiated expatriates

Mila Lazarova, Ebru Ipek

3. The impact of host country characteristics on self-initiated expatriates’ career success

Marie-France Waxin, Chris Brewster

4. Cultural distance and self-initiated expatriates’ willingness to relocate - A research agenda

Maike Andresen, Birgit Muskat

5. The influence of language on self-initiated expatriate experience

Martyna Śliwa, Marjana Johansson

PART II – TIME AS A CONTEXT FACTOR IN SELF-INITIATED EXPATRIATES’ INTERNATIONAL CAREER

6. The long-term effects of self-initiated international assignments on future careers of assignees

Rodrigo Mello, Michael Dickmann, Chris Brewster, Vesa Suutari

7. Self-initiated expatriates at different life and career stages: The meaning of families and their impact on the expatriation and repatriation experiences of self-initiated expatriates

Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Katharina Pernkopf, Lea Reiss

8. Self-initiated expatriate adjustment over time

Rita Fontinha, Chris Brewster

PART III – INSTITUTIONS AS A CONTEXT FACTOR IN SELF-INITIATED EXPATRIATES’ INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

9. Understanding the organisational context: Self-initiated expatriate experiences in SMEs

Marian Crowley-Henry, Edward O’Connor, Blanca Suarez-Bilbao

10. Success of self-initiated expatriates: Different occupations, different realities?

Fabian Jintae Froese, Vesa Peltokorpi

PART IV – OUTLOOK AND CONCLUSIONS

11. Self-initiated expatriates and the role of international human resource management

Liza Howe-Walsh, Susan Kirk

12. Conclusions

Maike Andresen, Chris Brewster, Vesa Suutari

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Editor(s)

Biography

Maike Andresen is Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

Chris Brewster is Professor of International Business and Strategy at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK.

Vesa Suutari is Professor in the School of Management at the University of Vaasa, Finland.

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  • Chapter 1 (.pdf) Introduction Recognising Space, Time, and Institutions in Self-Initiated Expatriation Research Maike Andresen, Chris Brewster and Vesa Suutari

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  • Chapter 4 (.pdf) Cultural Distance and Self-Initiated Expatriates’ Willingness to Relocate - A Research Agenda Maike Andresen and Birgit Muskat

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