2nd International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation

The 2nd International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation, organised by the University of Bamberg, will take place in presence 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 public event will address the careers of Self-Initiated Expatriates (SIEs), as well as the value these globally mobile individuals bring to companies and, more broadly, to host-country economies and societies.

Paper Submission

The conference will include paper presentations followed by roundtables for discussion with audience members.

Anyone with interest in self-initiated expatriation from an individual, organisational or societal perspective is invited to submit their short paper (in English, 3,000 words and formatted as per APA style).

We welcome both (academic) research papers and (practitioner-focused) rapid evidence assessments.

Papers should include:

  • A brief overview or abstract to be included in the conference programme (max 100 words)
  • The aims and/or intended contributions of the study;
  • An outline description of the theoretical framework and concepts;
  • The research design and approach to data analysis (where applicable);
  • The key findings, along with their theoretical and practical significance.

Deadline for short paper submissions: Monday, 15 November 2021, 23:59:59 CET (Central European Time)

Decision on paper acceptance: Tuesday, 14 December 2021

If a paper is accepted, authors (or co-authors if the first author is not available) must register to attend the conference.

Conference Fees: €160 per person. Reduced fee of €80 for PhD candidates/students.

About the Organizer

The 2nd International Conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation is part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action "Global mobility of employees" (GLOMO).

GLOMO is an international research project coordinated in Bamberg and is part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Submission Form

Application Form 2021

Main author details:

Co-author details (if any co-authors) / Submission of title page:

Essential title page information:

Title. Concise and informative.

Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Your paper:

All submissions must be original and should not have been previously accepted for publication in a journal. All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process.

To facilitate the blind review process, remove ALL authors identifying information, including acknowledgements from the text, and document/file properties (author information and acknowledgements are to be included in the title page).

Formatting Instructions: Short paper should be uploaded in Word or PDF format (one document, excluding any author identifying information), maximum length 3,000 words, specify font and size (normally Times or Arial, 12 pt), double-spaced, number all pages, only submissions in English accepted.

Select yes if you would like your paper to be considered for the Paper Development Workshop in preparation for submitting to Career Development International (CDI) special issue.
Please note that, in preparation for this workshop, the CDI Guest Editors request that all submitters whose short papers have been accepted for the conference additionally submit their full papers via the conference system no later than February 01, 2022.