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ERIC Number: EJ808914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1362-0436
Repatriation Readjustment of International Managers: An Empirical Analysis of HRD Interventions
Osman-Gani, A Ahad M.; Hyder, Akmal S.
Career Development International, v13 n5 p456-475 2008
Purpose: With increasing interest in overseas business expansion, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, expatriate management, including repatriation readjustments, has become a critical international human resource development (HRD) issue for multinational enterprises (MNEs). This empirical study therefore aims to investigate the use of HRD interventions relating to training and development for effective readjustment of international managers on repatriation. Design/methodology/approach: The data were collected through a field survey conducted on repatriation experience of international managers from more than five countries, who are working in Singapore. Findings: The study provides valuable insights about repatriation training programmes, training contents, programme duration, delivery modes, and providers of effective training programmes. Research limitations/implications: HRD professionals and senior executives of MNEs will benefit from the findings of this study in making decisions on effective design and implementation of training and career development programmes. Practical implications: The findings have significant implications for career development of managers involved in international business operations. Originality/value: This paper discusses readjustment problems of the repatriating managers and suggests how realistic HRD programmes, mainly based on training, can be developed and implemented for retaining international managers. These findings from the dynamic region of Asia will also help in developing appropriate career development programmes. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Singapore