Title: In search of the contribution of non-traditional expatriation to global talent management

Authors: Joanna Purgał-Popiela

Addresses: Department of Human Capital Management, College of Management Sciences and Quality, Cracow University of Economics, Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków, Poland

Abstract: This paper aims to define the role of non-traditional expatriation in Global Talent Management (GTM) by exploring how particular forms of global mobility contribute to GTM and identifying the key challenges they pose in this context. For this purpose, a systematic literature review has been conducted. Adopting the GTM perspective, this study highlights potential benefits from self-initiated expatriation, inpatriation, flexpatriation and other alternative types of international assignments. It also addresses the major problems arising in this context faced by the organisations and the individuals. Based on the aforementioned review, conclusions concerning the current state of knowledge and implications for future studies have been formulated.

Keywords: short-term international assignments; flexpatriates; international commuting; inpatriates; self-initiated expatriation; global mobility; global talent management.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2021.118575

European Journal of International Management, 2021 Vol.16 No.4, pp.610 - 630

Received: 16 Apr 2019
Accepted: 30 Dec 2019

Published online: 25 Sep 2021 *

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