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Model of expatriate adjustment and framework for organisational support

Naithani, Pranav and Jha, A.N. (2009): Model of expatriate adjustment and framework for organisational support. Published in: The Alternative: Journal of Management Studies and Research , Vol. 8, No. 1 (2009): pp. 34-41.


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Increasing globalisation of workforce has resulted into a large population of expatriate workers who engage in temporary work outside their home country. Along with monetary benefits, expatriate assignment is closely associated with a number of challenges which influence adjustment of an expatriate in a foreign country. This paper presents an expatriate adjustment model derived from review of research papers published on expatriate adjustment in the last two decades. Later section of this paper presents major internal and external expatriate support factors. The paper concludes with suggestion of a multilevel action plan at organisational level to support expatriate adjustment.

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