Jon P. Briscoe is Associate Professor of Management at Northern Illinois University, USA. Jon is a Co-Founder and the Director of the Cross-Cultural Collaboration on Contemporary Careers (The "5C Group") whose research forms the basis for this book. A graduate of Boston University's Graduate School of Management, Jon has served as Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. In addition to careers in different cultures, Jon's research focuses on self-directed career management, management and leadership development, and value-expression in the workplace. He has published several scholarly journal articles and book chapters, and regularly presents his work internationally. Douglas T. (Tim) Hall is Morton H. and Charlotte Friedman Professor in Management in the Organizational Behavior Department of the Boston University School of Business, USA. His areas of research interest are career development, leadership development, executive succession planning, and work/life integration. He is the author of the books Career management & work-life integration (with Brad Harrington, Sage, 2007), Careers in and out of organizations (Sage, 2002), and The career is dead -- long live the career: A relational approach to careers (Jossey-Bass, 1996) Wolfgang Mayrhofer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited over 21 books, including European human resource management - Evidence of convergence? (with Morley and Brewster, Heinemann, 2003) and Managing Human Resources in Europe (Routledge, 2006.) In addition, he has contributed over 100 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research focuses on comparative perspectives in human resource management and leadership, career, and social systems theory and management.