Cosmopolitan career choices: a cross-cultural study of job candidates' expatriation willingness

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

Cosmopolitanism, i.e. openness to divergent cultural experiences, has become a desired characteristic of today's global managers. This study investigates the antecedents of cosmopolitanism and expatriation willingness as a final outcome. The results of surveys in Germany and South Korea demonstrate that cosmopolitanism is a strong predictor of job candidates' expatriation willingness. However, there are some differences in the antecedents of cosmopolitanism between the respondents from the two countries. Living and travelling abroad increase cosmopolitanism for Germans, whereas they have no effect on Koreans. For Germans, cosmopolitanism mediates the relationship between various international exposure variables and expatriation willingness. Explanations and practical implications are provided.

Authors Froese, Fabian Jintae; Jommersbach, Stefan & Klautzsch, Erik
Journal or Publication Title The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Language English
Keywords cosmopolitanism; cross-cultural management; expatriation willingness; Germany; job candidates; Korea
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 5 March 2013
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
Place of Publication London
Volume 24
Number 17
Page Range 3247-3261
Number of Pages 15
ISSN 0958-5192
ISSN-Digital 1466-4399
Publisher DOI 10.1080/09585192.2013.770782
Depositing User Dipl.-Kfm. Erik Klautzsch
Date Deposited 26 Apr 2013 16:05
Last Modified 18 Feb 2014 22:00
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/222483

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Froese, Fabian Jintae; Jommersbach, Stefan & Klautzsch, Erik (2013) Cosmopolitan career choices: a cross-cultural study of job candidates' expatriation willingness. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (17). 3247-3261. ISSN 0958-5192

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