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Global Mobility and the Management of Expatriates

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Jaime Bonache, Chris Brewster, Fabian Froese, Marie-France Waxin, Anne Lessle, Arno Haslberger, Arup Varma, Chun-Hsiao Wang, Pawan S. Budhwar, Celia Zárraga-Oberty; Flora F. T. Chiang, Emmy van Esch, Thomas A. Birtch, Michael Dickmann, Vesa Suutari, Sebastian Stoermer, Vesa Peltokorpi; Jelena Zikic, Viktoriya Voloshyna; Helen De Cieri; Margaret A. Shaffer, Min (Maggie) Wan
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  • Date Published: November 2020
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108492225

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  • With approximately 50 million people across the globe considered expatriates (persons living and working abroad for a limited time), global mobility is an important issue for individuals, organisations, and national governments, and a major research stream in universities and business schools. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars from around the world, this volume summarises what is known about the management of global mobility and sets an agenda for future research. It also offers a comprehensive overview of the practical implications for organisations that manage expatriates, and individuals who are currently or aspiring expatriates. Providing an accessible and globally relevant introduction to the subject of expatriation and global mobility, this book will appeal to postgraduate, MBA, and EMBA students studying global mobility or international human resource management.  It will also be of interest to practitioners, such as human resource managers and global mobility managers, who would like to gain a better understanding of the expatriation process.

    • Each chapter comprehensively covers a key topic in the area
    • Written by key academic contributors from across the globe
    • Summarily translates the latest research knowledge to the needs of graduate students and practitioners
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    ‘Global Mobility and the Management of Expatriates is a definitive volume for those interested in the study of global mobility. This comprehensive volume assembles the cutting-edge work from the leading experts in the field, making this book a must-read for students and practitioners in international human resource management.' Paula Caligiuri, Distinguished Professor, International Business and Strategy, Northeastern University

    ‘This is an excellent and timely book that focuses on the important topic of managing expatriates in an environment of global mobility. With an impressive integration of research work, examples and case studies, it offers the reader an insight into how to handle one of the increasing trends of our time, and helps them navigate more successfully in the era of globalization and VUCA. This well-structured and thoughtfully organized book is suitable for scholars, professionals, and students who are interested in, or puzzled by, the complexity of multicultural organizational settings and the management of expatriates.' Shuming Zhao, Nanjing University Senior Professor and Honorary Dean, School of Business, Nanjing University, China

    'Global mobility is essential to the success of modern companies competing in a global marketplace. Whether through long or short term assignments, millions of traditional or self-initiated expatriates help their organizations understand and develop new markets, forge partnerships, navigate diverse regulatory and cultural landscapes, improve supply chains and advance new products. This book brings together the who-is-who among scholars in international human resource management and offers a must-read guide for managers and human resource professionals in successful globally minded corporations.' Ángel Cabrera, President, Georgia Institute of Technology

    'This book is a great collection of works on expatriates written by the top scholars in this field. Both academic researchers and practitioners will benefit from this book because it provides comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of global mobility and the management of expatriates.' Tomoki Sekiguchi, Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Management

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108492225
    • length: 225 pages
    • dimensions: 150 x 230 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Global mobility: reasons, trends and strategies Jaime Bonache, Chris Brewster, and Fabian Froese
    Part I. The Expatriation Process of Corporate Expatriates:
    2. The recruitment, selection and preparation of expatriates Marie-France Waxin and Chris Brewster
    3. Expatriate adjustment Anne Lessle, Arno Haslberger, and Chris Brewster
    4. Performance management for expatriates
    Arup Varma, Chun-Hsiao Wang and Pawan S. Budhwar
    5: Compensating global mobility Jaime Bonache and Celia Zárraga-Oberty
    6. Repatriation and career development Flora F. T. Chiang, Emmy van Esch, and Thomas A. Birtch
    Part II. Different Types of Expatriates and Stakeholders:
    7. Short-term assignees, international business travelers, and international commuters Chris Brewster, Michael Dickmann, and Vesa Suutari
    8. Self-initiated expatriates Sebastian Stoermer, Fabian Froese, and Vesa Peltokorpi
    9. Skilled migrants careers Jelena Zikic and Viktoriya Voloshyna
    10. Women and global mobility Helen De Cieri
    11. Global families Margaret A. Shaffer and Min (Maggie) Wan
    12. Roles and challenges for global mobility departments Michael Dickmann

  • Editors

    Jaime Bonache, Carlos III University of Madrid
    Jaime Bonache is Professor of Management at University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain) and Visiting Professor of Esade Business School (Barcelona, Spain). His academic production includes around thirty articles in international peer-reviewed academic journals and three books, including Managing the Global Workforce (co-authored with Paula Caligiuri and David Lepak, 2010).

    Chris Brewster, University of Reading
    Chris Brewster is Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading. He has been involved as author or editor in the publication of more than 30 books, including Working Internationally: Expatriation, Migration and Other Global Work (co-authored with Yvonne McNulty, 2019), as well as more than 100 book chapters and over 200 articles.

    Fabian Jintae Froese, University of Goettingen
    Fabian Jintae Froese is Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Goettingen, Germany, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Business & Management, and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Human Resource Management. His research has been published in more than 50 journal articles.


    Jaime Bonache, Chris Brewster, Fabian Froese, Marie-France Waxin, Anne Lessle, Arno Haslberger, Arup Varma, Chun-Hsiao Wang, Pawan S. Budhwar, Celia Zárraga-Oberty; Flora F. T. Chiang, Emmy van Esch, Thomas A. Birtch, Michael Dickmann, Vesa Suutari, Sebastian Stoermer, Vesa Peltokorpi; Jelena Zikic, Viktoriya Voloshyna; Helen De Cieri; Margaret A. Shaffer, Min (Maggie) Wan

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