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When at home, do as they do at home? Valuation of self-initiated repatriates’ competences in French and German management career structures Prof Dr. Maike Andresen Paper available through the following link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585192.2018.1511612 ABSTRACT While internationally experienced managers are highly sought after, expatriates who self-initiate their repatriation have been shown to face difficulties upon return. However, we lack empirical insights into the determinants of the employability of self-initiated repatriates (SIRs). By investigating how country-specific, career system-related factors influence employability competences of SIRs in the cases of France and Germany, we contribute to the expansion and refinement of the nascent theory of employability competences. Taking account of international context factors, we generate theoretical propositions about employability that serve to develop wider theory (theoretical generalisation). Our interviews...