Expatriates of host-country origin: 'coming home to test the waters'

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Title Expatriates of host-country origin: 'coming home to test the waters'
Author Thite, Mohan; Srinivasan, Vasanthi; Harvey, Michael; Valk, Reimara
Journal Name International Journal of Human Resource Management
Editor Michael Poole
Year Published 2009
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Expatriates are an integral part of any multinational company's (MNC) staffing strategy. However, the high failure rate of expatriates has forced these firms to look at alternate or complementary staffing strategies. This paper focuses on one such strategy, i.e., transferring people of host-country ethnic origin from parent-country to manage host-country operations. The purpose of this exploratory study is to ascertain whether and how MNCs have used expatriates of host-country origin (EHCO) as a global staffing strategy, in the context of India, and the extent of its success both for the individuals and the organizations concerned. Based on a survey and in-depth interviews of human resource managers of 15 MNCs with operations in India, the study concludes that EHCOs are more willing to accept expatriate assignments than parent-country nationals (PCNs); however, their success on the assignment depends on the breadth and depth of their experience both in the parent and host country. With regard to their work effectiveness vis-agrave-vis PCNs, no significant difference was found. Managerial implications of this staffing strategy are explored and future research directions identified.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585190802670532
Volume 20
Issue Number 2
Page from 269
Page to 285
ISSN 0958-5192
Date Accessioned 2009-06-29
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Resources Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/28481
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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