Lookup NU author(s): Dr Benjamin Bader
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To increase the long‐term benefits of global mobility for multinational corporations, international assignments and intraorganizational careers must be strategically integrated. However, systematic research on former expatriates' career success upon returning to their home organization remains scarce. Hence, this study transfers findings from the career literature to the repatriation context to identify the predictors of objective and subjective repatriate career success. Integrating traditional and protean career theory, we investigate data from 295 repatriates of publicly listed German organizations. Applying partial least squares structural equation modeling, we reveal that objective career success upon repatriation is affected by international assignment characteristics with human capital implications, repatriation support provided by the organization, and the individual's self‐directed career management.
Author(s): Breitenmoser A, Bader B, Berg N
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Human Resource Management
Print publication date: 01/09/2018
Online publication date: 11/12/2017
Acceptance date: 26/09/2017
Date deposited: 16/01/2019
ISSN (print): 0090-4848
ISSN (electronic): 1099-050X
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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