What makes them move abroad? Reviewing and exploring differences between self-initiated and assigned expatriation

  title={What makes them move abroad? Reviewing and exploring differences between self-initiated and assigned expatriation},
  author={Maike Andresen and Torsten Biemann and Marshall Wilson Pattie},
  journal={The International Journal of Human Resource Management},
  pages={932 - 947}
Only in recent years have self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) been distinguished from assigned expatriates (AEs). But there is still a lack of empirically based comparative results. Statistical analysis, performed on data from 193 expatriates (NAE = 67; NSIE = 126), indicates that self-initiated foreign work experience is significantly more likely to be chosen by women and those having lower job levels. Furthermore, boundaryless and protean career orientation only partially predicted which career… 

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