Bookcover of The Independent Expatriate: Academics Abroad
Booktitle:

The Independent Expatriate: Academics Abroad

A Study of Expatriate Academics in New Zealand, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey

VDM Verlag Dr. MŸller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG (2008-05-18 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-00351-2

ISBN-10:
3639003519
EAN:
9783639003512
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
An increasing number of people are choosing to pursue an international career. While many are sent overseas by their employers others choose to go it alone as independent expatriates. This book explores what it means to pursue an international career independently. It examines the experiences of a group of British expatriate academics who have left Britain to work in one of four countries: New Zealand, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. It considers why they decided to expatriate, the nature of their subsequent experiences and how they evaluated those experiences in retrospect. While family and career played a dominant role, a search for adventure was the most dominant driver to expatriation. For many of the people who took part in this study expatriation was a modern day adventure characterised by professional and personal challenge as well as learning and transformation. The book is a useful resource for IHRM researchers and practitioners, particularly those managing expatriates. It is also useful for people considering expatriation as part of their own careers, particularly with respect to the impact on family,personal and professional development.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. MŸller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG
By (author) :
Julia Richardson
Number of pages:
256
Published on:
2008-05-18
Stock:
Available
Category:
Management
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
Independent Expatriate, Expatriation, Adventure, Academic Careers, International Careers

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