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How global are boundaryless careers and how boundaryless are global careers? Challenges and a theoretical perspective

How global are boundaryless careers and how boundaryless are global careers? Challenges and a theoretical perspective
How global are boundaryless careers and how boundaryless are global careers? Challenges and a theoretical perspective
Recent discourse in the career studies literature suggests that careers become more boundaryless and more global. The scope of these phenomena and the possible association between them remains unclear. We add to the discussion by suggesting a set of propositions to further develop the global careers discourse and use examples from contrasting global and cultural contexts. Our contribution offers a two-dimensional framework, where not all global careers are boundaryless, and not all boundaryless careers are global. It will encourage scholars to critically reflect on national, cultural, structural, and regulatory constraints. It challenges individuals and organizations to delve into how individuals interpret their way out of their contextual systems to engage in global careers and how different contextual aspects influence the desire for and the perception of global careers. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
1096-4762
13-27
Baruch, Yehuda
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Reis, Cristina
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Baruch, Yehuda
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Reis, Cristina
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Baruch, Yehuda and Reis, Cristina (2016) How global are boundaryless careers and how boundaryless are global careers? Challenges and a theoretical perspective. Thunderbird International Business Review, 58 (1), 13-27. (doi:10.1002/tie.21712).

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Recent discourse in the career studies literature suggests that careers become more boundaryless and more global. The scope of these phenomena and the possible association between them remains unclear. We add to the discussion by suggesting a set of propositions to further develop the global careers discourse and use examples from contrasting global and cultural contexts. Our contribution offers a two-dimensional framework, where not all global careers are boundaryless, and not all boundaryless careers are global. It will encourage scholars to critically reflect on national, cultural, structural, and regulatory constraints. It challenges individuals and organizations to delve into how individuals interpret their way out of their contextual systems to engage in global careers and how different contextual aspects influence the desire for and the perception of global careers. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 November 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 17 December 2015
Published date: January 2016
Organisations: Southampton Business School

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Local EPrints ID: 385781
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385781
ISSN: 1096-4762
PURE UUID: 86d01c54-7c83-4efc-a136-0d237acba035
ORCID for Yehuda Baruch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0678-6273

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Date deposited: 22 Jan 2016 12:40
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 06:55

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Author: Yehuda Baruch ORCID iD
Author: Cristina Reis

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