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Repatriation to France and Germany

A Comparative Study Based on Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice

Authors: Walther, Matthias

  • Study in the Field of Economic Science

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A significant amount of German and French career agents are involved with international careers. Applying Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice, Matthias Walther compares the repatriation of German and French career agents into the external labor markets of their parent country career fields. A qualitative content analysis of 40 semi-structured interviews shows that the German and French career agents’ career capital and habitus develops during expatriation, which has an important impact on the re-integration into the parent country career field. The Author shows that in an international career mobility context, the rules of the game change compared to the rules in a pure national career context, which challenges the pertinence of national career models in understanding repatriation in a Franco-German context.

About the authors

Dr. Matthias Walther obtained his PhD in Management as a cotutelle de thèse from the University of Bamberg (D) and the University of Lyon 3 (F).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Walther, Matthias

    Pages 1-6

  • Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice as Theoretical Framework

    Walther, Matthias

    Pages 7-23

  • Setting the Bourdieuian Scene of Return: Habitus, Field and Capital

    Walther, Matthias

    Pages 24-115

  • Research Design

    Walther, Matthias

    Pages 116-145

  • Results

    Walther, Matthias

    Pages 146-263

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-05699-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Repatriation to France and Germany
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Study Based on Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice
Authors
Series Title
mir-Edition
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-05700-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-05700-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-05699-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 328
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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