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Individual and job-related antecedents of a global mindset: An analysis of international business travelers’ characteristics and experiences abroad

Published on Apr 5, 2019in International Journal of Human Resource Management3.15
· DOI :10.1080/09585192.2019.1588349
Maike Andresen11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Bamberg),
Franziska Bergdolt5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Bamberg)
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Abstract
AbstractInternational organizations face an increasing need for employees, such as international business travelers (IBTs), with a global mindset to successfully conduct business abroad. But we lac...
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