The Role of the Expatriate

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Mendenhall (2001)
As globalisation increases, expatriates continue to play an important role in MNCs
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Taleb (2005)
Growing internationalisation of businesses have resulted in an increase in the international assignee population
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Dowling et al (2013)
Expatriate failure is the premature return from an assignment
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Forster (1997)
When definition was broadened failure rose from 8% to 28%
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Clark et al (1999)
In order to work efficiently expatriates need to adjust and modify their behaviour to the new culture
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Briscoe et al (2012)
3 main reasons for expatriate failure, inability of partner to adjust, inability of expatriate to adjust and other family-related problems.
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Dickmann & Harris (2005)
MNCs provide no direction for repatriates
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Lazarova & Cerdin (2007)
Even if repatriation is well-managed, the repatriate may select external opportunities if one receives better chances to further ones career.
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Linehan & O'Sullivan (2003)
Autonomy not mimicked in new job role
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Jules Rosette
Expatriate stays too long unable to train as adapt to culture
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Yang (2007)
Expatriates are transferors of knowledge and experience
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