Career Development International: Volume 18 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special issue on self‐initiated expatriation: career experiences, processes and outcomes

Guest Editors: Noeleen Doherty, Julia Richardson, Kaye Thorn

Self‐initiated expatriation: Career experiences, processes and outcomes

Noeleen Doherty, Julia Richardson, Kaye Thorn

This special issue seeks to scope the past, present and future study of those individuals who independently journey abroad for work – the self‐initiated expatriate – a topic which…


Narratives of identity of self‐initiated expatriates in Qatar

Tracy Scurry, Jenny K. Rodriguez, Sarah Bailouni

The paper aims to contribute to the discussion about how SIEs articulate narratives as cognitive efforts to expand, restrict or adapt their repertoire of identities in highly…


Exploring career agency during self‐initiated repatriation: a study of Chinese sea turtles

Chun Guo, Emily T. Porschitz, José Alves

Drawing on career and self‐initiated expatriation/repatriation literatures, this paper aims to examine the career experiences of Chinese self‐initiated repatriates after their…


The positive effects of a protean career attitude for self‐initiated expatriates: Cultural adjustment as a mediator

Lan Cao, Andreas Hirschi, Jürgen Deller

The authors sought to explain why and how protean career attitude might influence self‐initiated expatriates' (SIEs) experiences positively. A mediation model of cultural…


Self‐initiated expatriation and migration in the management literature: Present theorizations and future research directions

Akram Al Ariss, Marian Crowley‐Henry

This paper aims to offer a critical review of how self‐initiated expatriation (SIE) is theorized compared to migration in the management literature and to indicate venues for…


Self‐initiated expatriation and self‐initiated expatriates: Clarification of the research stream

Noeleen Doherty, Julia Richardson, Kaye Thorn

This paper aims to move towards clarification of the self‐initiated expatriate/expatriation construct with the aim of extending and deepening theory development in the field.

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