Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 814–832 | Cite as

Perceived career opportunities from globalization: globalization capabilities and attitudes towards women in Iran and the US

  • William NewburryEmail author
  • Liuba Y Belkin
  • Paradis Ansari


As competition for human capital intensifies, understanding how employees perceive their fit in a company can assist companies in harnessing the knowledge and skills needed to achieve competitive advantage. Building on the person–organization fit theoretical framework, we suggest that individual employee perceptions of globalization-related career opportunities represent a fit between individual and company capabilities and values. We find both similarities and differences between the relationships of individual- and company-level globalization capabilities and attitudes towards women (an important capability source) and globalization-related career perceptions within samples of 96 Iranian and 210 US employees.


career globalization women gender Iran US 



The authors thank Maboud Ansari (William Paterson University), Esmat Ansari and Ismail Ansari (University of Isfahan) for assistance in questionnaire development, translation and data gathering. The authors also thank JIBS Departmental Editor Terri Scandura, three anonymous reviewers, members of the Rutgers Management & Global Business Department, Danielle Warren (Rutgers), Naomi Gardberg (Baruch), Pooja Thakur (Rutgers), and Terri Kurtzberg (Rutgers) for comments on previous manuscript versions. Please address correspondence to William Newburry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Newburry
    • 1
    Email author
  • Liuba Y Belkin
    • 2
  • Paradis Ansari
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Management and International BusinessFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of ManagementCollege of Business and Economics, Lehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  3. 3.Ortho-McNeil NeurologicsTitusvilleUSA

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