Repatriation in Australian organisations: effects of function and value of international assignment on program scope

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Title Repatriation in Australian organisations: effects of function and value of international assignment on program scope
Author Newton, Sarah; Hutchings, Kate; Kabanoff, Boris
Journal Name Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kindom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd
Abstract The rapid internationalisation of organisations in recent years has heightened interest in the need for cross-cultural preparation and support of individuals undertaking international assignments, and the reverse culture shock and adjustment issues that face repatriates. Research has suggested that organisations that do not successfully repatriate their employees will lose financially from attrition and lose knowledge gained from repatriates' international experience. Prior research has demonstrated that intense repatriation programs are the most effective means of retaining repatriates and transferring their knowledge, yet many organisations do not employ repatriation programs. This paper investigates factors that influence Australian organisations to utilise repatriation programs, and proposes that the function of international transfer and organisations' beliefs about the value of international experience will determine the scope of repatriation programs. Based on research conducted in 2003, the findings suggest that Australian organisations recognise the importance of repatriation, but provide insufficient support.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://apj.sagepub.com/content/45/3/295.abstract
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1038411107082275.
Volume 45
Issue Number 3
Page from 295
Page to 313
ISSN 1038-4111
Date Accessioned 2010-10-21
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Resources Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36286
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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