Work and Family Interface in the International Career Context

  • Liisa Mäkelä
  • Vesa Suutari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Julia Richardson, Steve McKenna, Carolyn Dickie, Clare Kelliher
    Pages 11-28
  3. Arno Haslberger, Thomas Hippler, Chris Brewster
    Pages 53-70
  4. Helen De Cieri, E. Anne Bardoel
    Pages 197-217

About this book


This book focuses on the interface of work and personal life of international professionals. The globalization of business has led to an increasing number of people who work in international roles either through working abroad on different kinds of assignments or through international travelling. This book provides novel knowledge on the topic from different perspectives, highlighting not only the inherent challenges but also the positive side of working in a modern globalized world. Moreover, the book contributes by bringing together international professionals’ own experiences, family members’ experiences, organizational aspects and new theoretical discussions and models. The book covers several different perspectives on the work and personal life interface offering insights on the areas like adjustment, social support, dual-career issues and organizational practices. The book examines the situations of several different types of international employee such as organizational expatriates, self-initiated expatriates and international business travellers. The new interesting research evidence is provided from various country contexts from North America, Europe and Asia by researchers around the world.


Expatriates Global Careers International Professionals Organizational Support for Work-Life Balance Work-Family Conflict Work-Life Balance

Editors and affiliations

  • Liisa Mäkelä
    • 1
  • Vesa Suutari
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of VaasaVaasaFinland
  2. 2.Department of ManagementUniversity of VaasaVaasaFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17646-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17647-5
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