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New Directions in Expatriate Research

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Expatriate assignments are a key part of many international managers' careers and the handling of expatriation/repatriation issues is a vital part of maintaining business competitiveness. Understanding the meaning, the value and the significance of the expatriate assignment, both to the organisation and to the expatriate, remains an important academic and practical task. This book brings together new contributions in the expatriation field. In so doing, it opens up new lines of enquiry, draws attention to the ...

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Overview

Expatriate assignments are a key part of many international managers' careers and the handling of expatriation/repatriation issues is a vital part of maintaining business competitiveness. Understanding the meaning, the value and the significance of the expatriate assignment, both to the organisation and to the expatriate, remains an important academic and practical task. This book brings together new contributions in the expatriation field. In so doing, it opens up new lines of enquiry, draws attention to the on-going need for theory building and points to some of the methodological quagmires that can beset intercultural research of this nature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403942975
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL J. MORLEY is Assistant Dean of Research and and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations and NOREEN HERATY is Lecturer of Human Resource Management in the Department of Personnel & Employment Relations, both at Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick. DAVID G. COLLINGS is a lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour at Sheffield University Management School.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: New Directions in Expatriate Research—M.Morley, N.Heraty & D.G.Collings
• Moving the Research Agenda Forward on Expatriate Returban on Investment—Y. McNulty & P.Tharenou
• The Use of Foreign Assignments and Their Relationship with Economic Success and Business Strategy: A Comparative Analysis of Northern, Southern and Eastern European Countries—C.Erten, M.Schiffinger, W.Mayrhofer & A.Dunkel
• Another Scandal in Bohemia?: A Look Back on how we Measure Expatriate Adjustment—T.Hippler
• The Nature Of Managerial Work During International Assignments: Examining Expatriate-Assignment Fit and Its Consequences for Work Adjustment—O.Breiden, H.Mirza & A.Mohr
• The Effect of Culture of Origin on the Adjustment Process—M.Waxin
• Gender Diversity and Organizational Success: The Impact of Female Foreign Assignments—M.Andresen, E.Hristozova & U.Lieberum
• Finnish Business Repatriates' Coping Strategies at Work: Problem-Focused and Emotion-Focused Forms of Coping—S.Paganus
• Intonations of Repatriation: A Discursive Analysis of expatriates' Talk of Work after Repatriation—T.Howell

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