Managing Your Own Career Across Cultures

by Ruddy Swinnen and Sjaak Pappe

For many expats, an international career can be a road littered with pitfalls, allergies and culture shock – but also with great fun, enhanced performance and inspirational new relations.

Economies, companies and human capital are globalizing more and more. This encourages career change, offering employees the opportunity to develop their international experience and career. In this article, the authors share a few stories on international career cases, in which the subjects present their personal experiences, insights, actions and career decisions with regard to expatriation. They tell us about their intercultural career challenges, the problems they have overcome and the enjoyments they experienced during their international and intercultural assignments.

2016 Autumn

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