Multinational enterprises continue to rely heavily upon expatriates as part of their global workforce. These expatriates, whose exact employment contract may take different forms, are assigned to help them develop global skills as well as to foster knowledge transfer. But managing this expatriate workforce is extremely complex, requiring a questioning of assumptions and sensitivity to new social and cultural dynamics. This book sets out to examine the problem of expatriate management through an I/O Psychology lens. Each chapter draws upon the expertise of scholars from around the world to provide insights into the latest research findings and remaining needs, pertaining to a wide variety of issues.
The contributors of this book review the current state of the research of the issue at hand and then make recommendations for where the new frontiers of the research should be in the coming decades. This volume covers four sets of issues pertaining to expatriate management and global mobility in depth. First, the different decision points organizations must make about assigning someone to an overseas location for some period of time; second the different categories of employees in the multinational corporation and their unique characteristics and challenges; third, the various issues and implications of managing a globally mobile workforce; and fourth, the unique contexts of global mobility. Overarching future research themes are identified that lay out the research agenda for the coming decades.
By bringing together key research, this book aims to help I/O psychologists understand, explore, and identify new ways of contributing to the understanding of the issues involved in managing an expatriate workforce. Incorporating state-of-the art I/O psychology research in this unique context bears the promise of yielding important new paradigms and practices.
Chapter 5 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.
Kevin R. Murphy
1. Introduction: Why this volume is needed at this time
Soo Min Toh and Angelo DeNisi
2. Choosing Candidates for International Assignments
Ann Marie Ryan and Angelo DeNisi
3. Performance Management for ExpatriatesArup Varma, Chun-Hsiao Wang and Tanjia Coleman
4. Expatriate Compensation in Contemporary Organizations
Ishbel McWha-Hermann and Emily Cook-Lundgren
5. Women and Minority Expatriates
Susan Shortland and Stephen Perkins
6. Self-Initiated Expatriates
Jan Selmer, Vesa Suutari and Chris Brewster
7. Shaping the Future of Inpatriation Research
Miriam Moeller, Jane Maley, and Timothy Kiessling
8. The Host Country National Perspective in the Expatriate Management Process: A Review and Research Agenda
Marina Schmitz, Soo Min Toh and Xue Xiang
9. Home Is Wherever I’m With You – A Review of the Repatriate’s Microsystem and Directions for Research
Sarah Henry and Margaret Shaffer
10. Leadership Development and Career Outcomes of Expatriation
Connie Wanberg, JiYeon Hyun and Autumn Touchstone
11. An Identity Work Perspective of Expatriates and Cross-cultural Transitions: A Review and Future Research Agenda
Maria Kraimer, Sebastian Reiche and Mailys George
12. Expatriates’ work-nonwork interface – what do we know about it and what should we learn?
Liisa Makela, Vesa Suutari and Tania Biswas
13. Expatriation in High-Risk Countries: A Review and Dynamic Psychological Contract Perspective
Benjamin Bader, Katherina Bader, Denise Rousseau and Tassilo Schuster
14. Global Assignments and Virtual Work in a Post-Pandemic World
Wayne F. Cascio and David G. Collings
15. Expatriates and Global Mobility: What We’ve Learned and Where We Must Go Next
Angelo DeNisi and Soo Min Toh