1st International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation

Greetings from the prestigious Toulouse Business School (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA accredited), which is hosting the 1st international conference on self-initiated expatriation (28-29 May 2015). With ca. 50 participants representing institutions as far away as Massey University New Zealand and the key academics in this growing field, the inaugural conference is a huge success. Self-initiated expatriation is a phenomenon which has been receiving increasing academic attention in international management and international human resource management literature in the past decade. It highlights the fact that most international mobility is self initiated as opposed to sponsored by organizations, and that much research remains to be done in this area, unpacking the motivations, experiences and challenges Continue reading here [...]

Academic Conferences

The value for academics in attending international conferences should be underlined, particularly for scholars based in Ireland where the academic circle is quite limited. I attended IFSAM (International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management) http://www.ifsam2012.org/ in Limerick (Ireland) at the end of June 2012 where I presented a paper I am working on with a colleague in France. A week later I attended EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies) http://www.egos2012.net/ in Helsinki where I presented a paper I am working on with a colleague in the UK. While these conferences are very large (hundreds of participants) with several parallel sessions going on simultaneously (and can be very daunting), they are ideal fora for networking with researchers from different countries Continue reading here [...]