2nd International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation

The 2nd International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation, organised by Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen at the University of Bamberg, took place from the 11th to the 12th of April 2022 in Bamberg, Germany.

As a follow-up to the 1st Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation in Toulouse, this two-day event addressed the careers of Self-Initiated Expatriates (SIEs), as well as the value these globally mobile individuals bring to companies and, more broadly, to host-country economies and societies.

SIEs are individuals who seek and start a new job/career in another country on their own initiative. For this new job abroad, SIEs either relocate physically or work virtually by international remote work.

This interdisciplinary conference brought academia and industry together for a fruitful exchange of ideas.

Plenary keynote speakers:

Hugh Gunz, Professor Emeritus – University of Toronto Mississauga.
Mila Lazarova, Associate Professor – Beedie School of Business and Simon Fraser University.
Frédéric Docquier, Research Program Leader (on Crossing Borders) – Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research.
Herbert Brücker, Department Head (International Comparisons and European Integration) – IAB.

Call for Papers

Scientific committee

Maike Andresen, University of Bamberg/DE
Cordula Barzantny, Toulouse Business School/FR
Herbert Brücker, IAB/DE
Michael Dickmann, Cranfield University/UK
Sara Louise Muhr, Copenhagen Business School/DK
Vesa Suutari, University of Vaasa/FI

Strategic planning and realisation of the conference programme

Maike Andresen, University of Bamberg/DE
Manh Ha Luong, University of Bamberg/DE
Anh Ngoc Nguyen, University of Bamberg/DE

Organisation and administration

Thomas Saalfeld, University of Bamberg/DE
Simone Treiber, University of Bamberg/DE
Nasia Pliakogianni, University of Bamberg/DE

Special guests

Jaime Bonache, University of Madrid/ES
Chris Brewster, Henley Business School/UK
Marion Festing, ESCP Business School, Berlin/DE
Jan Selmer, Aarhus University/DK

If you have any queries about this event please get in touch: conference.glomo@uni-bamberg.de