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Re-conceptualizing the career development of self initiated expatriates: rivers not ladders
Crowley-Henry, Marian
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore contemporary metaphors used in career literature pertaining to career development in an international context. Design/methodology/approach – Qualitative interviews with thirty-seven skilled self-initiated expatriates in one geographical location were conducted and used for data analysis. Findings – The metaphor of a “river” more aptly captures the career development directions and influences experienced by skilled self-initiated expatriates. Originality/value – The paper provides an analysis of career development influences which impact on the career direction of self-initiated expatriates. It provides useful information and recommendations for career (international career) academics and practitioners with regards to career development influences to be considered with regards to skilled self-initiated expatriates.
Keyword(s): School of Business; Careers; International; Human resource management; Career development; France; Narratives
Publication Date:
2012
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Crowley-Henry, Marian (2012) Re-conceptualizing the career development of self initiated expatriates: rivers not ladders. Journal of Management Development, 31 (2). pp. 130-141. ISSN 0262-1711
Publisher(s): Emerald
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/3771/1/MCH_Re-conceptualizing.pdf
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