The international protean career: considerations for human resource management

Marian Crowley-Henry, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Conference Paper

'New Models of Management in the Knowledge Economy', 9th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management, 6th-8th September 2006, University College Cork, Ireland


This paper presents some career patterns from a research undertaking which qualitatively sampled highly educated Western foreign residents in the South of France. In the data collection, their individual career stories were relayed to the researcher from in-depth exploratory interviews. The very personal and individual nature of these careers is underlined in the research findings. The aim of this paper is to share some of the broader findings from the study, which invoke discussion on the wider concerns for career management within the HRM discipline in the future.