Leadership and People Management

The Role of Repatriation in and for Global Careers

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Repatriation encompasses the phase in which individuals return to their home countries from an international work experience. Regardless of whether the transition takes place within one organization or across organizations, returning home after working abroad constitutes a critical step for an individual's future career. The transition process between the expatriation and repatriation stages, and the repatriation experience itself influence individual decisions of whether to continue to work in a global context or not. As such, repatriation plays a critical role in shaping future careers, and some scholars consider it as the most challenging career step for individuals. This chapter reviews the literature on repatriation and examines its link to global careers research.
Bibliographic citation: Akkan, Eren; Lazarova, Mila; Reiche, Sebastian, "The Role of Repatriation in and for Global Careers". In: M. Dickmann, V. Suutari & O. Wurtz. The Management of Global Careers: Exploring the Rise of International Work. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp 223 - 256

Reference: 10.1007/978-3-319-76529-7_9 (DOI)
Date: 01/06/2018
Author(s): Akkan, Eren; Lazarova, Mila; Reiche, Sebastian
Document type: Chapter
Languages: English