An Exploratory Study Of The Antecedents And Consequences Of Global Career: A Comparison Between Different Generations

Author: Wen-Ching Chang (PROVIDENCE UNIVERSITY), Liang-Chieh Weng (PROVIDENCE UNIVERSITY), Ting-Chun Chen (FU JEN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY)

 

Track 24 - Expatriate Management: New Domains, New Insights (2)

Globalization is a trend not only for organizations, but employees with global careers are also increased. This paper draws upon Peiperl and Jonsen’s (2007) global career model to make an across generation comparison. The analysis is based upon in-depth interviews with global careerers in three different age groups, 30 year-old, 40 year-old, and 50 year-old, in Taiwan. The results shows that the drivers of global career is different for three age groups, while the economical incentive is main driver for group 50 but not so important for group 40 and group 30. Group 40 views global career as a stepping stone to access their dreams, and global career is purely personal career choice for group 30.

 

Keywords: Career, Across Culture, Globalization