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The impact of characteristics of expatriation on expatriates' perceived career success.

By B.K. Bakker


The impact of expatriation on perceived career success of expatriates remains relatively unknown. This study has therefore focused on the influence of characteristics of expatriation on the perceived career success of expatriates. The influence of characteristics at the organizational level and at the individual level on both perceived internal and perceived external career success were studied. Data were collected using an online questionnaire from 73 expatriates from 26 different home countries working in 11 different countries in various industries. Results using regression analyses showed that network mechanisms and contact with the parent organization are important for a positive perceived career success of expatriates. The results are discussed in terms of theory and organizational practice

Topics: Utrechtse School voor Bestuurs- en Organisatiewetenschap, Expatriates, expatriation, career development, career success
Year: 2009
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