Our Scientific Network on Expatriate Management had its second meeting on February 26 and 27, 2015 in Vienna. The meeting was held at the Department of Global Business & Trade at the WU University of Business and Economics.
The first day was kicked-off by a keynote speech of our guest speaker Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Head of the Interdisciplinary Institute ofManagement and Organisational Behaviour, Department of Management, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Austria. After pointing out the importance of interdisciplinary exchange and networking among colleagues, he shared his thoughts and ideas about future research avenues in expatriate management.
The remainder of the day was structured by presenting and discussing the manuscript ideas, based on the extended abstracts shared with the group before the meeting. In particular, each author (or group of authors) introduced their progress and had prepared a set of questions that were subject to discussion. Furthermore, many constructive questions and comments from the guests researchers and the group enriched the discussion and helped to further develop the papers. All participants agreed that the participation of the external guests was particularly fruitful and valuable in order to reflect and improve the research ideas.
On the second day, our guest speaker Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen, Chair for Human Resource Management at the University of Bamberg, gave a keynote speech on her personal work-related networks as well as future research opportunities in the field of HR. Following that, the remaining extended abstracts were discussed.
The workshop concluded with a final wrap-up, preparing the deadlines and tasks for the meeting in Nürnberg. The goal is for each author to have a first draft of the final paper ready, which will be discussed in further detail in July in Nürnberg.
Here are some visual impressions of the meeting: