A taxonomy of global careers : Identifying different types of international managers.

Faculty/Professorship: Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour  
Author(s): Andresen, Maike  ; Biemann, Torsten
Title of the Journal: The international journal of human resource management
ISSN: 0958-5192, 1466-4399
Publisher Information: London : Routledge
Year of publication: 2013
Volume: 24
Issue: 3
Pages: 533-557
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2012.697476
Research on expatriates indicates that substantial differences exist within internationally active employees. Several typologies of expatriates have been suggested to account for this diverseness. However, empirical evidence on the accuracy of these classification schemes is scarce. Based on these research efforts, we introduce a data-based taxonomy of internationally mobile managers. By means of sequence analysis we derive four career patterns from the curriculi vitae of 202 German managers. These patterns are built on the dimensions mobility and duration of the stays abroad. We further show that these patterns differ with regard to various individual and organizational variables. Based on these findings, we argue that expatriation career management practices and responsibilities need to be differentiated.
Keywords: International career, career path, taxonomy, manager, diversification of expatriate management
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/58041
Release Date: 31. January 2023
Project: Individuelle, soziale und strukturelle Einflussfaktoren auf die internationale Mobilität(sbereitschaft) von Arbeitskräften