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The Role of Repatriation in and for Global Careers

  • Eren Akkan
  • Mila Lazarova
  • B. Sebastian Reiche
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Abstract

Repatriation encompasses the phase in which individuals return 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. In this chapter, we review individuals’ experiences from the expatriation-repatriation transition period with regard to their longer-term career decisions. We take into account the challenges and opportunities that repatriation entails as well as the implications of repatriation for individuals’ global careers, and we suggest areas for further research.

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  • Eren Akkan
    • 1
  • Mila Lazarova
    • 2
  • B. Sebastian Reiche
    • 1
  1. 1.IESE Business School, University of NavarraMadridSpain
  2. 2.Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser UniversityVancouverCanada

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