Global careers, local belonging: How cosmopolitan ideals are enacted in everyday practices

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract This paper sets out to trace the multiple local and global attachments of globally mobile professionals, who have worked and lived extensively across different countries. By doing so, the paper counters the general depiction that internationally oriented professionals have weak local affiliations and are rather detached from the local communities in which they work and live. Instead, the paper explores the identity relevant attachments of global professionals, which appear to be both global as well as local. By analyzing this finding through cosmopolitan theory and the notion of ‘rooted cosmopolitanism’ in particular, the paper indicates how people narratively arrive at a hybrid sense of self that sustains both a global and local sense of belonging. Theoretically, the paper contributes a socio-critical conceptualization of cosmopolitanism, which moves away from elite and abstract framings of cosmopolitanism as a normative-philosophical commitment to ‘world citizenship’. Instead, it theorizes cosmopolitanism as enacted in the everyday interactions of mobile professionals within their global/ local communities, namely as an ethical responsibility towards the other that aims for integration and inclusion.
Authors Hoyer, Patrizia
Projects Hoyer, Dr. Patrizia (2017) Identity Implications of Global Career Mobility [habilitation project]
Language English
Subjects business studies
social sciences
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Date 26 May 2018
Event Title 13th Organization Studies Workshop
Event Location Samos, Griechenland
Event Dates 23.-26. Mai 2018
Depositing User Dr. Patrizia Hoyer
Date Deposited 29 May 2018 09:05
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:35


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Hoyer, Patrizia: Global careers, local belonging: How cosmopolitan ideals are enacted in everyday practices. 2018. - 13th Organization Studies Workshop. - Samos, Griechenland.

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