Career management issues of female business expatriates

Jan Selmer, Alicia S M LEUNG

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    Few studies have delved into career management issues of women on foreign assignments, especially compared to male expatriates. Therefore, a large-scale mail survey was directed towards Western female and male business expatriates in the same host location. Controlling for the effects of differences in the demographic background of the gender groups, we found that female business expatriates could less often meet their career goals within their corporation than their male counterparts. There was also a tentative indication that women may regard their expatriation as a less useful career move than men. Implications of these findings for globalizing firms, female executives and future research are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)348-358
    Number of pages11
    JournalCareer Development International
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2002

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Career development
    • Expatriates
    • Women


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