Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110355
Authors: 
Roth, Steffen
Dana, Léo-Paul
Year of Publication: 
2015
Abstract: 
The label expatriates is increasingly used by and applied to a growing number of persons who do not fit classical concepts of company-driven expatriation. While relevant research is engaged in establishing interaction with smaller samples of self- initiated expatriates, the present article represents netnography of a larger, international sample of self-designated self-initiated expatriates who, independently of any research intervention, engaged in an online conversation headlined “Self-Made Expats?” on the international expatriates platform internations.com. While key findings from this non- responsive approach to the self-disclosures of an internationally diverse web community of self-made expatriates support certain dimensions of prevailing academic definitions, they also suggest reconsidering the so far disclaimed relevance of entrepreneurialism for the concept of self-initiated expatriation.
Subjects: 
expatriation
self-made expats
entrepreneurship
netnography
internations.com
JEL: 
L26
L31
Document Type: 
Preprint

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