International Relocation Mobility Readiness : an Analysis of its Antecedents and Development of a Theory

Faculty/Professorship: Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour  ; Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Abschlussarbeiten 
Author(s): Weisheit, Jil
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2018
Pages: XVIII, 180 ; Illustrationen
Supervisor(s): Andresen, Maike  ; Ivens, Björn Sven  
Language(s): English
Kumulative Dissertation, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 2018
DOI: 10.20378/irbo-53204
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2013.877058
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-532044
Past research indicates that employees’ motivation to relocate abroad plays a crucial role for the success or failure of expatriate assignments. Hence, companies should know about employees’ international relocation mobility readiness (IRMR) and its antecedents. However, past research has defined, conceptualized and measured IRMR heterogeneously, leading to mixed results regarding its antecedents. Moreover, we lack a theoretical framework that comprehensively describes employees’ decision-making process regarding their international relocation mobility. This thesis seeks to close these crucial research gaps by applying qualitative as well as quantitative research approaches. The thesis comprises four manuscripts. The results indicate that IRMR must be differentiated in a basic IRMR (trait) and a situational IRMR (state). The situational IRMR is the result of a decision-making process and is determined by an interplay of individual and situational variables. Future IRMR conceptualizations and measurements should consider the whole decision-making process regarding IRMR. Companies should consider important antecedents of IRMR (e.g. specific personality traits) within their expatriate selection processes.
GND Keywords: Auslandstätigkeit; Arbeitnehmer; Entscheidungsverhalten; Personalpolitik
DDC Classification: 650 Management & public relations  
RVK Classification: QP 305   
Type: Doctoralthesis
Year of publication: 8. February 2019
Project: Individuelle, soziale und strukturelle Einflussfaktoren auf die internationale Mobilität(sbereitschaft) von Arbeitskräften
Selbst-initiiert Auslandstätige: Karriereerwartungen, -pfade, -erfolge, Beschäftigungsfähigkeit
Diversität und Persönlichkeit von Erwerbstätigen: Die Rolle der Wahrnehmungsverarbeitungssensibilität

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