The challenges of playing abroad: How to support sports expatriates

Marian van Bakel, Susan Salzbrenner

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskningpeer review

Resumé

Professional athletes moving abroad for their career is a novel phenomenon in IHRM. This exploratory paper charts the motives of sports expatriates to move abroad to play, as well as integration support and challenges. A survey was conducted with 108 sports expatriates in nine different sports. The main motivations to move abroad were the search for new challenges, followed by an interest to experience life abroad. In terms of challenges, different coaching style and team communication were most often mentioned. Support was mainly informal, through team mates rather than professional providers. Our paper contributes to the literature because it is one of the first studies focusing on sports expatriates from an international HR perspective. Our study provides information on a vulnerable group of expatriates; they are young and live under extreme performance pressure. Sports expatriates need all the support they can get, and yet, very little professional support is offered.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2017
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management - St Johns University, New York, USA
Varighed: 18. maj 201720. maj 2017
Konferencens nummer: 3
http://ler.la.psu.edu/cihrs/IHRMconference

Konference

Konference3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management
Nummer3
LokationSt Johns University
LandUSA
ByNew York
Periode18/05/201720/05/2017
Internetadresse

Fingeraftryk

Sports
Communication

Citer dette

van Bakel, M., & Salzbrenner, S. (2017). The challenges of playing abroad: How to support sports expatriates. Afhandling præsenteret på 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, USA.
van Bakel, Marian ; Salzbrenner, Susan. / The challenges of playing abroad: How to support sports expatriates. Afhandling præsenteret på 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, USA.
@conference{e7c1ec60dcf1488f8a57928b002e0a97,
title = "The challenges of playing abroad: How to support sports expatriates",
abstract = "Professional athletes moving abroad for their career is a novel phenomenon in IHRM. This exploratory paper charts the motives of sports expatriates to move abroad to play, as well as integration support and challenges. A survey was conducted with 108 sports expatriates in nine different sports. The main motivations to move abroad were the search for new challenges, followed by an interest to experience life abroad. In terms of challenges, different coaching style and team communication were most often mentioned. Support was mainly informal, through team mates rather than professional providers. Our paper contributes to the literature because it is one of the first studies focusing on sports expatriates from an international HR perspective. Our study provides information on a vulnerable group of expatriates; they are young and live under extreme performance pressure. Sports expatriates need all the support they can get, and yet, very little professional support is offered.",
author = "{van Bakel}, Marian and Susan Salzbrenner",
year = "2017",
language = "English",
note = "3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management ; Conference date: 18-05-2017 Through 20-05-2017",
url = "http://ler.la.psu.edu/cihrs/IHRMconference",

}

van Bakel, M & Salzbrenner, S 2017, 'The challenges of playing abroad: How to support sports expatriates' Paper fremlagt ved 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, USA, 18/05/2017 - 20/05/2017, .

The challenges of playing abroad: How to support sports expatriates. / van Bakel, Marian; Salzbrenner, Susan.

2017. Afhandling præsenteret på 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, USA.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskningpeer review

TY - CONF

T1 - The challenges of playing abroad: How to support sports expatriates

AU - van Bakel, Marian

AU - Salzbrenner, Susan

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - Professional athletes moving abroad for their career is a novel phenomenon in IHRM. This exploratory paper charts the motives of sports expatriates to move abroad to play, as well as integration support and challenges. A survey was conducted with 108 sports expatriates in nine different sports. The main motivations to move abroad were the search for new challenges, followed by an interest to experience life abroad. In terms of challenges, different coaching style and team communication were most often mentioned. Support was mainly informal, through team mates rather than professional providers. Our paper contributes to the literature because it is one of the first studies focusing on sports expatriates from an international HR perspective. Our study provides information on a vulnerable group of expatriates; they are young and live under extreme performance pressure. Sports expatriates need all the support they can get, and yet, very little professional support is offered.

AB - Professional athletes moving abroad for their career is a novel phenomenon in IHRM. This exploratory paper charts the motives of sports expatriates to move abroad to play, as well as integration support and challenges. A survey was conducted with 108 sports expatriates in nine different sports. The main motivations to move abroad were the search for new challenges, followed by an interest to experience life abroad. In terms of challenges, different coaching style and team communication were most often mentioned. Support was mainly informal, through team mates rather than professional providers. Our paper contributes to the literature because it is one of the first studies focusing on sports expatriates from an international HR perspective. Our study provides information on a vulnerable group of expatriates; they are young and live under extreme performance pressure. Sports expatriates need all the support they can get, and yet, very little professional support is offered.

M3 - Paper

ER -

van Bakel M, Salzbrenner S. The challenges of playing abroad: How to support sports expatriates. 2017. Afhandling præsenteret på 3rd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, USA.