Exposing the Symbolic Capital of International Assignments

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dc.contributor.author Doherty, Noeleen
dc.contributor.author Dickmann, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-31T10:55:15Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-31T10:55:15Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Noeleen Doherty and Michael Dickmann, Exposing the symbolic capital of international assignments, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2009, pages 301-320.
dc.identifier.issn 0958-5192
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/8012
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the symbolic capital attributed to international assignments (IAs). The concept of symbolic capital has been proposed as pivotal in the development and utility of career capital. Although the use of IAs remains a key strategy for global organizations and has been posed as a career advantage for individuals, there is a lack of research which attempts to explore the accumulation and utilization of the capital acquired from such experiences. This paper contributes to the current debate on international careers by examining the symbolic capital of IAs as a key element in international careers. Data from a case study within the financial services sector are used to explore some of the recently highlighted challenges of implementing and experiencing international assignment programmes. Areas for further exploration are proposed. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group en_UK
dc.rights This is a postprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2009 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; The International Journal of Human Resource Management is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/ with the DOI: 10.1080/09585190802670664
dc.title Exposing the Symbolic Capital of International Assignments en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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