2nd International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation, 11th - 12th April 2022, Bamberg, Germany 


To all colleagues interested in self-initiated expatriation/migration, we would like to remind you of the 2nd International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation, organised by the University of Bamberg on 11 and 12 April 2022. Participation is possible online or in presence (Bamberg/Germany) – for selected sessions of your choice or the whole conference. If you are interested, please register online by 31 March 2022 (see registration link below). Thanks to generous funding from the EU, participation is free of charge for all participants.


For more information, please see our invitation below.



Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen

Chair of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

University of Bamberg Germany

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The 2nd International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation, organised by the University of Bamberg, will take place in Bamberg, Germany, from the 11th to the 12th of April 2022. As a follow-up to the 1st Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation in Toulouse, this two-day event will address the careers of Self-Initiated Expatriates/Migrants, as well as the value these globally mobile individuals bring to companies and, more broadly, to host-country economies and societies.

We are delighted to announce our plenary keynote speakers:

§  Herbert Brücker – Institute for Employment Research (IAB).

§  Frédéric Docquier – Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research.

§  Hugh Gunz – University of Toronto Mississauga.

§  Mila Lazarova – Simon Fraser University.




Deadline: 31 March 2022, 23:59:59 CET


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For further details, check https://glomo.eu/conference-2022/




This interdisciplinary conference will provide the ideal opportunity for researchers and practitioners from all over the world who are active or interested in the field of self-initiated expatriation/migration and careers, to:

• disseminate and discuss the latest research,
• explore new international research and business collaborations,
• meet in a relaxed atmosphere to exchange views and build new relationships.




Organising Committee:

Maike Andresen • Anh Ngoc Nguyen • Manh Ha Luong, all University of Bamberg (content)

Thomas Saalfeld • Simone Treiber • Nasia Pliakogianni, all University of Bamberg (administration)


Scientific Committee:

Maike Andresen, University of Bamberg/DE • Cordula Barzantny, Toulouse Business School/FR • Herbert Brücker, IAB/DE • Michael Dickmann, Cranfield University/UK • Sara Louise Muhr, Copenhagen Business School/DK • Vesa Suutari, University of Vaasa/FI


Special Guests:

Jaime Bonache, University of Madrid/ES • Chris Brewster, Henley Business School/UK • Marion Festing, ESCP Business School, Berlin/DE • Jan Selmer, Aarhus University/DK





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