International talent flow and intention to repatriate: an identity explanation
journal contributionposted on 2017-06-06, 01:59 authored by De Cieri, Helen, Sheehan, Cathy, Costa, Christina, Fenwick, Marilyn, Cooper, Brian
This paper examines the role of identity in knowledge workers' intentions to repatriate after international work experience. Using a sample of 563 Australian professionals currently working overseas, we investigate the relationships between intention to repatriate and national identity, factors that 'pull' professionals to work outside Australia and those that would 'push' them to return home, and demographic characteristics. This research has implications for individuals, employers and government policy with regard to the management of talent flows of knowledge workers.