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INTERVIEW: Research on the importance of international work experience for the career of managers and professionals

15 September, 2009 14:19  EasyExpat EasyExpat

We are a joint multinational research team: Dr. Maike Andresen from Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Germany, Dr. Torsten Biemann from Jacobs University Bremen/Germany and Dr. Marshall Pattie from James Madison University/USA.

PD Dr. Maike Andresen, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Germany Dr. Torsten Biemann, Jacobs University Bremen/Germany Dr. Marshall Pattie, James Madison University/United States

Can you talk a bit about your activity?
We are doing research in the field of expatriation encompassing those persons who were assigned to a foreign subsidiary by their employer as well as those who relocated on their own initiative and search themselves for a new employment abroad.

Can you talk about your project?
In our current project we are exploring the importance of international work experience for the career of managers and professionals. Although many employers stress the importance of international skills in times of globalization, many expatriates report about problems during and especially after their deployment abroad.

The objective of this study is the identification of factors that make the expatriation successful on the long run for both the expatriate and the corporation.

We want to ask them with the help of an online-questionnaire about their personal global career, their career expectations and important parameters.

What do you offer to participants?
Each participant, if interested, receives individual feedback and an executive summary after the online survey will be finished.

Who can participate in the survey?
We focus on managers and professionals currently living and working in a foreign country or those that returned home.

What needs to be done to participate?
The following link leads to our online-questionnaire: http://www.unipark.de/uc/fb_expats/

It takes about 15 minutes to complete the survey.

Anonymity is completely guaranteed. The data will be deleted after completion of the study.

Since the quality of the study depends on the sample size, we would be grateful if you forward this information to other expatriate colleagues.

Contact (Email/Tel/website) :
Thank you very much in advance for your support! In case of questions and remarks please do not hesitate to contact us:

Online-questionnaire: http://www.unipark.de/uc/fb_expats/


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