Quotation Goštautaitė, Bernadeta, Bučiūnienė, Ilona, Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Bareikis, Karolis, Bertašiūtė, Eglė. 2019. Using embeddedness theory to exlain self-initiated expatriation intention of entry-level job applicants. Career Development International. 1-20.


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The purpose of this paper is to explain why entry-level job applicants intend to leave their home country to work abroad by adopting the framework of country embeddedness (i.e. career and community embeddedness). Hypotheses are tested using survey data of a sample of prospective healthcare entry-level job applicants (i.e. last year medical students) using hierarchical regression analyses and bootstrapping procedures. Results show that, first, home country career and community embeddedness are negatively associated with self-initiated expatriation intention (SIE-intention). Second, developmental feedback reduces SIE-intention. This relationship is at least partly due to increased home country career embeddedness. Third, national identity reduces SIE-intention. The relationship is at least partly due to increased home country community embeddedness. This paper advances the understanding of SIE by focusing on home country factors associated with the decision to work abroad, whereas the majority of current research mainly considers host country variables.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Career Development International
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Using embeddedness theory to exlain self-initiated expatriation intention of entry-level job applicants
Year 2019
Page from 1
Page to 20
DOI http://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-04-2019-0094
Open Access N

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Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (Details)
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Bareikis, Karolis (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania) (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital Kauno Klinikos, Kaunas, Lithuania), Lithuania)
Bertašiūtė, Eglė (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania) (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital Kauno Klinikos, Kaunas, Lithuania), Lithuania)
Bučiūnienė, Ilona (ISM University of Management and Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania)
Goštautaitė, Bernadeta (ISM University of Management and Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania)
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Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
Management DP (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5324 Organizational research (Details)
5352 Human resource management, personnel management (Details)
5357 Management consulting (Details)
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