2016
DOI: 10.1108/jgm-12-2015-0060
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Success and failure in international assignments

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on how success and failure for international assignments have been defined, and integrate several proposals for these definitions into a multi-dimensional model that considers task performance, relationship building, contextual performance and retention as all being part of how success or failure should be defined. The authors also discuss two proposed pre-requisites for success – absorptive capacity (operationalized at both the individual and the u… Show more

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“…Pre-departure training is an important factor that can significantly influence the IAC (Reid, 2019). DeNisi and Sonesh (2016) observed that IAC has an important role when knowledge is communicated by the organizations through pre-departure training to the expatriates. Heiden et al (2015) argued that knowledge transmission depends on how effectively the recipient absorbs the knowledge.…”
Section: Literature Reviewmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Pre-departure training is an important factor that can significantly influence the IAC (Reid, 2019). DeNisi and Sonesh (2016) observed that IAC has an important role when knowledge is communicated by the organizations through pre-departure training to the expatriates. Heiden et al (2015) argued that knowledge transmission depends on how effectively the recipient absorbs the knowledge.…”
Section: Literature Reviewmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Kumar et al (2019) point out that expatriate adjustment in the host country is weighed by researchers as a crucial factor. Scholars generally consider the expatriate is adjusted if he/she feels comfortable abroad with assigned work, interacting with overseas people and the general environment of the host country (DeNisi and Sonesh, 2016;Varma et al, 2016). Expatriates need "informational support" and "emotional support" for adjustment to the host country (Farh et al, 2010).…”
Section: Literature Reviewmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The mainstream expatriation literature suggests that the most vital factor to expatriate work success is the multilevel adjustment to fit conditions in the host country (Tung, 1981;Black, 1988;Grinstein and Wathieu, 2012;DeNisi and Sonesh, 2016). The term expatriate is used in the international management literature to "label" employees on different types of foreign work assignments sent by multinational corporations to relocate internationally for a period Expatriate cross-border adaptation (Richardson and Mallon, 2005;Dimitrova et al, 2020).…”
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confidence: 99%
“…The failure to learn from the local employees or transfer knowledge to them exposes them to many risks. For example, as pointed out by DeNisi and Sonesh (2016), the relationship between the expatriate HCNs is essential for the successful outcome of the international assignment. Furthermore, lack of investment in local knowledge creation using their experiences from operating in developed countries exposes the firms to disruptions which many firms are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2020.…”
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confidence: 99%