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Publication date: 4 December 2019

Bernadeta Goštautaitė, Ilona Bučiūnienė, Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Karolis Bareikis and Eglė Bertašiūtė

The purpose of this paper is to explain why entry-level job applicants intend to leave their home country to work abroad by adopting the framework of country embeddedness (i.e…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explain why entry-level job applicants intend to leave their home country to work abroad by adopting the framework of country embeddedness (i.e. career and community embeddedness).

Design/methodology/approach

Hypotheses are tested using survey data of a sample of prospective healthcare entry-level job applicants (i.e. last year medical students) using hierarchical regression analyses and bootstrapping procedures.

Findings

Results show that, first, home country career and community embeddedness are negatively associated with self-initiated expatriation intention (SIE-intention). Second, developmental feedback reduces SIE-intention. This relationship is at least partly due to increased home country career embeddedness. Third, national identity reduces SIE-intention. The relationship is at least partly due to increased home country community embeddedness.

Originality/value

This paper advances the understanding of SIE by focusing on home country factors associated with the decision to work abroad, whereas the majority of current research mainly considers host country variables.

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Career Development International, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Journal of Global Mobility, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2049-8799

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Publication date: 1 August 2006

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Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 21 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-3946

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Publication date: 1 December 2006

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Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 21 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-3946

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Publication date: 27 July 2023

Oswald A. J. Mascarenhas, Munish Thakur and Payal Kumar

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A Primer on Critical Thinking and Business Ethics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83753-308-4

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Publication date: 4 March 2024

Oswald A. J. Mascarenhas, Munish Thakur and Payal Kumar

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A Primer on Critical Thinking and Business Ethics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83753-312-1

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 3 April 2007

Hugh P. Gunz and Wolfgang Mayrhofer

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Career Development International, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Publication date: 2 September 2014

Pamela Lirio

The purpose of this paper is to understand how global managers from the generation born 1965 to 1980 (“Generation X”) manage demands of international business travel with desires…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to understand how global managers from the generation born 1965 to 1980 (“Generation X”) manage demands of international business travel with desires for family involvement. A portrait evolves of how travel within a global career might be optimized for both business and family life.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative methodology was used as little research has focussed on alternative forms of global work or work-family issues in a global context. The author conducted in-depth interviews with 25 Gen X global managers in dual-career families (“Global Gen Xers”) pursuing global careers from the USA and Canada.

Findings

The author uncovered how Global Gen Xers experienced “work-life balance” through executing personal discretion over travel and substituting in technology. The construct of travel discretion reveals these approaches. Mutual flexibility on the part of global managers and organizations tamed the demanding nature of work spanning divergent locations and time zones.

Research limitations/implications

The findings represent experiences from a self-select group of global Gen X managers interviewed at one point in their careers. The author did not obtain reflections from their families on work-family functioning.

Practical implications

The findings encourage companies to foster flexibility among their global managers around travel decisions. The author can consider how and when international travel can be replaced through technology in order to control costs and sustain global workforces.

Originality/value

This study provides one of the first examinations of work-life balance among younger global managers. It also highlights experiences of those not on expatriate assignments, but performing global work through international travel and technology.

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Journal of Global Mobility, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2049-8799

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