What is it about?

In this study, we distinguish multiple mobility root trajectories, namely work-related mobility, non-work-related experiences, early international exposure, inter-company or inter-industry movements and cultural proximity or distance between the home and host location of the expatriate, in order to analyse the patterns of mobility among a cohort of self-initiated expatriates (SEs) and conventional expatriates (CEs).

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Why is it important?

Our results suggest that the two cohorts do vary in their international mobility patterns, especially relating to work and non-work-related mobility, early international exposure, cultural proximity/distance and inter-company and inter-industry movements.

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This page is a summary of: Accounting for variations in the patterns of mobility among conventional and self-initiated expatriates, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, June 2015, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1041757.
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