ET go home? The successful management of expatriate transfers

McDonald, Gael M. 1993, ET go home? The successful management of expatriate transfers, The journal of managerial psychology, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 18-29.


Title ET go home? The successful management of expatriate transfers
Author(s) McDonald, Gael M.
Journal name The journal of managerial psychology
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 18
End page 29
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 1993
ISSN 0268-3946
1758-7778
Keyword(s) Asia
research
multinationals
expatriates
employees
Summary Discusses research in the literature about the expatriate manager as a unit of resource. The research to date has largely addressed concerns for the high failure rate and costs of expatriate assignments, suggestions for improving methods of personnel selection; comparative studies of expatriate and local managers; and recommendations for improving expatriate success. Notes that rarely are the problems of expatriate personnel addressed collectively, particularly with a focus on Asia. Discusses effectiveness of expatriate assignments within the totality of four distinctive phases: selection; preparation; acculturation; and repatriation. Provides a valuable foundation for providing organizational recommendations to enhance the success of future expatriate placements.
Language eng
Field of Research 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Emerald Backfiles
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024075

Document type: Journal Article
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