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Dr Kaye Thorn BSc, MSc (Res. Mgt.)(Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer

School of Management

Kaye Thorn is a senior lecturer within the School of Management, based at Albany.  She is currently responsible for teaching a postgraduate research report class and manages the internship programme and the professional practice paper for the College of Business.  She is also the course co-ordinator for all postgraduate research reports, and she regularly supervises postgraduate research.  Kaye’s main field of interest is in the area of global careers and mobility with publications in business, careers and psychology journals.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 414 0800 x43395
    Location: 3.04, Quad B
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • BSc - University of Auckland (1983)
  • MSc (Res. Mgt.)(Hons) - University of Canterbury (1985)
  • PhD - Massey University (2009)

Prizes and Awards

  • A conference paper “The Return Home: Expectations and Experiences of Self-Initiating Repatriate New Zealanders”, co-authored with 2 PhD students David Ellis and Christian Yao, and submitted to the 2017 Academy of Management Meeting (taking place August 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia), has been judged by the award committee to be the “Best International Paper” in the Careers Division program. Judging is based on best overall rigor and contribution to research and practice regarding careers played out within an international/cross-cultural context. This award follows on from the finalist placing for the same award in 2015. The paper is currently under review with the A ranked journal International Journal of Human Resource Management. - Academy of Management Careers Division (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Kaye's recent research has been in the area of self-initiated mobility, focusing on the reasons why some people choose to live and work abroad. This work has been extended into the role mobility plays in career choice. Kaye's work has been recognised internationally, being awarded the Outstanding Paper Award for the journal Career Development International and being invited to join a symposium of international experts in this field in Canada in 2010.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Demography (160300): Human Geography (160400):
Human Resources Management (150305):
Migration (160303):
Organisational Behaviour (150311): Organisational Planning and Management (150312):
Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

global mobility, careers, self-initiated expatriation

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Thorn, KJ., Yao, C., & Ellis, D. (2016). The impact of corporate expatriation on the perceived career success of Chinese international assignees. NZ Journal of HRM. 16(1), 43-57 Retrieved from http://www.hrinz.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Montgomerie, K., Edwards, M., & Thorn, K. (2016). Factors influencing online learning in an organisational context. Journal of Management Development. 35(10), 1313-1322
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Yao, C., Arrowsmith, J., & Thorn, K. (2016). Exploring motivations in Chinese corporate expatriation through the lens of Confucianism. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 54(3), 312-331
[Journal article]Authored by: Arrowsmith, J., Thorn, K.
Yao, C., Thorn, K., Duan, Z., & Taskin, N. (2015). Workplace stress in a foreign environment: Chinese migrants in New Zealand. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 34(7), 608-621
[Journal article]Authored by: Taskin, N., Thorn, K.
Yao, C., Thorn, K., & Doherty, N. (2014). Boundarylessness as a dynamic construct: The case of chinese early career expatriates. Career Development International. 19(6), 683-699
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Yao, C., Arrowsmith, J., & Thorn, KJ. (2013). Developing career capital from an international assignment: Using a multi-contextual perspective. NZ Journal of Human Resources Management. 13(2), 79-96 Retrieved from http://www.nzjhrm.org.nz/Site/Articles/2013_Folder/2013_Spring.aspx
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, K., Inkson, K., & Carr, S. (2013). New Constructs for the Prediction of Self-Initiated International Mobility: An Exploratory Study. JOURNAL OF PACIFIC RIM PSYCHOLOGY. 7(1), 24-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Carr, S., Thorn, K.Edited by: Carr, S.
Doherty, N., Richardson, J., & Thorn, K. (2013). Self-initiated expatriation: Career experiences, processes and outcomes. Career Development International. 18(1), 6-11
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Doherty, N., Richardson, J., & Thorn, K. (2013). Self-initiated expatriation and self-initiated expatriates: Clarification of the research stream. Career Development International. 18(1), 97-112
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., & Inkson, K, . (2011). Flight of the Kiwi: New Zealand mobility and talent flow. University of Auckland Business Review. 14(1), 18-27 Retrieved from http://www.uabr.auckland.ac.nz/pdfs/kiwimobility.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, K. (2009). The relative importance of motives for international self-initiated mobility. Career Development International. 14(5), 441-464
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Hooks, J., Edgar, F., Inkson, K., Carr, S., Edwards, M., Jackson, D., . . . Allfree, N. (2007). Building organisational commitment to counteract brain drain from southern hemisphere accountancy firms. Research and Practice in Human Resource Management. 15(1), 1-21 Retrieved from http://rphrm.curtin.edu.au/2007/issue1/building.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Carr, SC., Inkson, K., Thorn, KJ., Jackson, DJR., Edwards, MF., Hooks, JJ., . . . Allfree, N. (2005). Does achievement motivation predict reverse brain drain? An online study of the kiwi diaspora. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 57, 122-122
[Journal article]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Jackson, DJR., Carr, SC., Edwards, M., Thorn, K., Allfree, N., Hooks, J., . . . Inkson, K. (2005). Exploring the dynamics of New Zealand's talent flow. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 34(2), 110-116
[Journal article]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Carr, SC., Inkson, K., & Thorn, K. (2005). From global careers to talent flow: Reinterpreting 'brain drain'. Journal of World Business. 40(4), 386-398
[Journal article]Authored by: Carr, S., Thorn, K.
Thorn, K., & Chen, HC. (2005). E-business in the New Zealand tourism industry: An examination of implementation and usage. Current Issues in Tourism. 8(1), 39-61
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Carr, S., Allfree, N., Cameron, J., Edwards, M., Jackson, D., Thorn, K., . . . Inkson, K. (2004). The new Zealand brain exchange project. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 56, 60-60
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Inkson, K., Carr, SC., Edwards, MF., Hooks, JJ., Jackson, D., Thorn, KJ., . . . Allfree, N. (2004). From brain drain to talent flow: Views of Kiwi expatriates. University of Auckland Business Review. 6(2), 29-39 Retrieved from http://www.uabr.auckland.ac.nz/files/articles/Volume6/v6i2-brain-drain-to-talent-flow.pdf
[Journal article]Authored by: Carr, S., Thorn, K.
Thorn, K. (2003). Leisure and tourism policy and planning, second edition. TOURISM MANAGEMENT. 24(6), 722-723
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, K. (2003). Consumer psychology of tourism, hospitality and leisure, vol 2. TOURISM MANAGEMENT. 24(3), 348-349
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., & Page, S. (2002). Managing "paradise" - Environmental management of tourism in New Zealand. Leisure Studies Association Newsletter. 62, 23-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Page, SJ., & Thorn, K. (2002). Towards sustainable tourism development and planning in New Zealand: The public sector response revisited. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 10(3), 222-238
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, K. (2001). Tourism planning: policies, professes and relationships. TOURISM MANAGEMENT. 22(5), 573-573
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, K. (1999). Tourism policy and planning: Case studies from the commonwealth Caribbean. TOURISM MANAGEMENT. 20(4), 555-556
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Page, SJ., & Thorn, KJ. (1997). Towards sustainable tourism planning in new zealand: Public sector planning responses. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 5(1), 59-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Thorn, K.

Book

Doherty, N., & Thorn, K. (2014). Self-initiated expatriation through a gendered lens. In Research Handbook on Women in International Management. (pp. 279 - 303).
[Chapter]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, K. (2013). Careers, employment relations and HRM in New Zealand. In J. Parker (Ed.) The big issues in employment: HR management and employment relations in New Zealand. (pp. 177 - 196). New Zealand: CCH New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Inkson, K., McNulty, Y., & Thorn, KJ. (2013). The global careers of Australians and New Zealanders. In C. Reis, & Y. Baruch (Eds.) Careers without Borders. (pp. 135 - 160). New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
[Chapter]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, K., & Inkson, K. (2012). Self-initiated expatriation and talent flow. In Self-Initiated Expatriation: Individual, Organizational, and National Perspectives. (pp. 75 - 89).
[Chapter]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Inkson, K., & Thorn, K. (2010). Mobility and careers. In SC. Carr (Ed.) The Psychology of Global Mobility. (pp. 259 - 278). New York, NY, United States: Springerlink
[Chapter]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ.(2009). Influences on self-initiated mobility across national boundaries. Massey University/Dept of Management & International Business
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ.(2009). Motives for self-initiated international mobility. Massey University/Dept of Management & International Business
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Inkson, K., Carr, SC., Allfree, NK., Edwards, MF., Hooks, JJ., Jackson, DJ., . . . Thorn, KJ. (2007). The psychology of migration and talent flow: A New Zealand perspective. In AI. Glendon, BM. Thompson, & B. Myors (Eds.) Advances in Organisational Psychology. (pp. 301 - 321). Bowen Hills, QLD, Australia: Australian Academic Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Hooks, JJ., Carr, SC., Edwards, MF., Inkson, KH., Jackson, DJ., Thorn, KJ., . . . Allfree, N.(2005). Kiwi talent flow: A study of chartered accountants and business professionals overseas. Massey University
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Hooks, JJ., Carr, SC., Edwards, MF., Inkson, KH., Jackson, DJ., Thorn, KJ., . . . Allfree, N.(2005). Kiwi talent flow: A study of chartered accountants and business professionals overseas. Massey University, School of Accountancy
[Discussion Paper]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.

Creative Work

Thorn, KJ., Edwards, M., Tappin, D., & Blackwood, K. (2012). Two phones and a doctoral project. A workshop presentation for the AUT Ethics Committee. (Workshop presentation) Two phones and a doctoral project: Auckland, New Zealand
[Performance]Authored by: Blackwood, K., Tappin, D., Thorn, K.

Thesis

Thorn, KJ. (2008). Flight of the Kiwi: An exploration of motives and behaviours of self-initiated mobility. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, Auckland)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Thorn, K.

Report

Inkson, KH., Carr, SC., Cameron, J., Edwards, MF., Jackson, DJ., Allfree, N., . . . Hooks, JJ.(2004). New Zealand talent flow programme: Preliminary results. Auckland, NZ: College of Business, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.

Conference

Thorn, KJ., doherty, N., & Myers, B. (2017). Self-initiated expatriation and older women: Composing a Further Life. Proceedings of the 33rd EGOS Colloquium. : EGOS
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., Yao, C., & Ellis, D. (2017). The return home: Expectations and experiences of self-initiating repatriate New Zealanders. Academy of Management 2017 Annual Meeting. : Academy of Management meeting
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, K., Myers, B., & Doherty, N.Self-initiated expatriation and older women: Composing a future life.. . Copenhagen, Denmark
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., Yao, C., & Fan, B.The impact of corporate expatriation on the perceived career success of Chinese international assignees. . Hangzhou, China
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., Yao, C., & Ellis, D.The decision to repatriate: The case of self-initiated repatriate New Zealanders. . Brisbane Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Yao, C., Thorn, K., & Doherty, N. (2015). Knowing more from chinese expatriates:Theoretical & empirical extensions to the o intelligent career. Academy of Management Proceedings. Vol. 2015 (pp. 15348 - 15348). : Academy of Management
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Yao, C., Arrowsmith, J., & Thorn, KJ. (2015). The dynamics of employee motivation in chinese corporate expatriation. Academy of Management Proceedings. Vol. 2015 (pp. 10496 - 10496). : Academy of Management Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Arrowsmith, J., Thorn, K.
Al Kalbani, T., Thorn, KJ., & Taskin, N.A Socio-Economic Study on People’s Intentions to Use Public Transport Services: Case of Oman.. . Paris, France
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Taskin, N., Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., Yao, C., & Arrowsmith, J.The dynamics of employee motivation in Chinese corporate expatriation. . Vancouver, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Arrowsmith, J., Thorn, K.
Yao, CD., Thorn, K., & Doherty, N. (2015). Knowing more from Chinese expatriates: Theoretical and empirical extensions to the intelligent career. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings 2015. : Academy of Management Annual Meeting
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Yao, C., & Thorn, KJ. (2014). West meets east: Expatriates’ perspectives of international human resource management in Chinese corporations. In JM. Sun, & N. Luo (Eds.) The First HR Division International Conference Proceedings 2014. (pp. 290 - 292). : The First HR Division International Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., & Doherty, N.Serial Mobility: Self-initiated expatriation and identity. . Athens, Greece
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., & Doherty, N. (2013). Serial mobility: Self-initiated expatriation and identity. proceedings of the Equity Diversity and Inclusion International Conference. : Equity Diversity and Inclusion International Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
edwards, M., tappin, ., & Blackwood, .Two phones and a doctoral project - Workshop. . Perth, Australia
[Conference Other]Authored by: Blackwood, K., Tappin, D., Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., & Doherty, N.Serial mobility: Managing an unstable workforce.. Poster session presented at the meeting of ANZAM. Perth
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, K., Inkson, K., & Carr, S. (2011). An Exploration of Mobility Behaviours Using CHAID Analysis. In M. Ashwin (Ed.) PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES. (pp. 506 - 517). : 10th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ. (2010). Mobility patterns in international careers: Boomerang movers and global nomads. Proceedings of the 26th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Waves of Globalization. (pp. 1 - 30). : 26th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Waves of Globalization
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ. (2009). Internationalism: An entrepreneurial career anchor guiding self-initiated mobility?. Proceedings of the 25th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Passion for Creativity and Innovation. Esade Business School, Barcelona: 25th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Passion for Creativity and Innovation
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ. (2008). Self-initiated international mobility: a force upsetting careers, organisations and nations.. 24th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. (pp. 2 - 30).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ. (2007). Influences on self-initiated mobility across national boundaries. In PG. Benson, A. Mahajan, R. Alas, & R. Oliver (Eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International Human Resource Management Conference.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Carr, SC., Inkson, KH., Thorn, KJ., Jackson, DJ., Edwards, MF., Hooks, JJ., . . . Allfree, N. (2005). Does achievement motivation predict reverse brain drain?: An online study of the Kiwi diaspora. (pp. unpaged). , 6th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference Melbourne, VIC: Australian Psychological Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Carr, SC., Inkson, KH., Thorn, KJ., Jackson, DJ., Edwards, MF., Hooks, JJ., . . . Allfree, N. (2005). The psychology of talent flow. In Convivence in Organizations and Society(pp. 47). , XIIth European Congress of Work and Organisational Psychology Conference Instanbul, TR: EWOAP
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Hooks, JJ., Carr, SC., Edwards, MF., Inkson, KH., Jackson, DJ., Thorn, KJ., . . . Allfree, N. (2005). Kiwi talent and the ''brain drain'': The propensity of accountants and other business professionals to return. (pp. 42). , Seventeenth Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues: Program & proceedings Wellington, NZ: Victoria University of Wellington, School of Accounting ad Commercial Law
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Carr, SC., Inkson, KH., Thorn, KJ., Jackson, DJ., Edwards, MF., Hooks, JJ., . . . Allfree, N. (2005, May). The psychology of talent flow. Presented at 12th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology. Grand Cevahir Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Carr, SC., Inkson, KH., Thorn, KJ., Jackson, DJ., Edwards, MF., Hooks, JJ., . . . Allfree, N. (2005). The psychology of talent flow. Poster session presented at the meeting of 12th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology. Istanbul, Turkey
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Carr, SC., Inkson, KH., Thorn, KJ., Jackson, DJ., Edwards, MF., Hooks, JJ., . . . Allfree, N.(2005). Does achievement motivation predict reverse brain drain? An online study of the Kiwi diaspora.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Thorn, KJ., Edwards, MF., Carr, SC., Jackson, DJ., Allfree, N., Hooks, JJ., . . . Inkson, KH. (2005). The New Zealand talent flow programme: Critical factors influencing decisions to migrate or return. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Inaugural Conference for the Australian Centre for Research in Employment and Work. Melbourne, VIC
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Edwards, MF., Thorn, KJ., Carr, SC., Jackson, DJ., Allfree, N., Hooks, JJ., . . . Inkson, KH. (2005). The New Zealand talent flow programme: Perceptions of strengths gained from the migration experience. Poster session presented at the meeting of Inaugural Conference for the Australian Centre for Research in Employment and Work. Melbourne, VIC
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Hooks, JJ., Carr, SC., Edwards, MF., Inkson, KH., Jackson, DJ., Thorn, KJ., . . . Allfree, N.(2005). Kiwi talent and the ''brain drain'': The propensity of accountants and other business professionals to return. . Gold Coast, QLD
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Edwards, MF., & Thorn, KJ. (2004). The family experience of nature tourism. Active Leisure and Young People: Leisure Studies Association Conference. (pp. 131 - 154). Eastbourne, UK
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Inkson, KH., Carr, SC., Thorn, KJ., Jackson, DJ., Edwards, MF., Hooks, JJ., . . . Allfree, N. (2004). The New Zealand brain drain: Differentiating returning from non-returning Kiwis. , Labour, Employment and Work in New Zealand 2004
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Inkson, KH., De Cieri, H., Carr, SC., Jackson, DJ., Allfree, N., Edwards, MF., . . . Fenwick, M. (2004, December). Brain drain and talent flow: An Australian/ New Zealand human resource issue. Presented at 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carr, S., Hooks, J., Thorn, K.
Edwards, MF., & Thorn, KJ. (2004, July). Family experiences of nature tourism. Presented at Leisure Studies Association Conference 2004: Active Leisure and Young People. Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Thorn, K.
Edwards, MF., McConnell, R., & Thorn, KJ. (2002). Constructing reality through grounded theory: A sport management study. Research methodology for business and management studies European conference. (pp. 119 - 128). : European Conference on Research Methodolgy for Business and Management Studies
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Thorn, K.

Other

Thorn, KJ. (2004). Sums for the return home: The brain drain. (pp. 17). The New Zealand Herald
[Other]Authored by: Thorn, K.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • July to August 2014 - Environmental Protection Agency
    Decision maker for the non-notified marine consent for the Whio-1 exploration

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 0
CoSupervisor 0 2

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2015 - David Robert Ellis - PhD
    Returning to the Familiar, or the Foreign? Expectations and Experience of Self-Initiating Repatriate New Zealanders
  • 2013 - Christian Dee Yao - PhD
    Experiencing international assignment: An exploratory study of Chinese international assignees

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