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An identity construction perspective on careers of Swedish international itinerants
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0842-6941
2009 (English)In: Management Revue, ISSN 0935-9915, E-ISSN 1861-9908, Vol. 20, no 1, 53-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Considering international assignments as part of an individual's career, beyond the traditional expatriate assignment as employed and sent out by a company, this paper focuses on international itinerants. the purpose of this paper is to increase the understanding of individuals with multiple international work experiences, crossing the boundaries of a single employer, their experiences, identifications and identity construction. In the study an identity construction perspective is applied on four in-depth interviews with Swedish international itinerants. Categories of narratives are identified where the itinerants experience ambiguities and paradoxes in their identity construction, what they identify with and implications are discussed.

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Mering: Rainer Hampp Verlag , 2009. Vol. 20, no 1, 53-69 p.
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international assignments, international itinerants, identity construction, career, social identity
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-20974DOI: 10.1688/1861-9908_mrev_2009_01_NaesholmOAI: diva2:210142
Available from: 2009-03-31 Created: 2009-03-31 Last updated: 2016-03-03

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