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The Evolution of an Expatriate

Icon Written by Thomas Tøth on October 2, 2012 – 12:20 PM

Expatriating employees is expensive and many firms experience that expatriations are unsuccessful both from a business perspective and from a personal perspective, where expatriates experience culture shocks and never adjusts to the host country culture. Based on my own experiences I have discussed how to avoid expatriation failures in another blog post. In this post we will have a closer look at the dynamics and evolution of an expatriate’s life; and what organizations can do to proactively increase chances of successful expatriatriation according to the research of Professor Jon M. Shapiro and his colleagues.

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How to Avoid Expatriation Failures?

Icon Written by Thomas Tøth on October 1, 2012 – 12:15 AM

Over the last couple of years, being an ex-expatriate myself, I have spoken to quite a few professionals with expatriate experience. When groups of (former) expatriate managers meet I find that one of the subjects most often discussed is ‘How to act as a leader or manager in a foreign cultural setting‘. I was luckier than most: When I went to India to work I was enrolled in a team of four expatriates in the company with substantial experience from India; and all with the inclination to share their experiences with me. Also, I was so fortunate to meet two […]

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Icon Written by Thomas Tøth on September 1, 2012 – 10:56 AM

The blog post made available to you on sourcewise.biz draws on both years experiences from practice work within offshoring as well as scholarly knowledge from the fields of offshoring, culture theory, trust theory and much more. The blog aims at providing valuable insights to outsourcing practitioners based on a solid foundation of both practice and theory. However, the blog is not an academic discussion; does not follow academic standards with regards to citing; and is not to be thought of as an academic contribution. Academic contributions are to be found on the  ‘Publications’ page. The blog is open to all – […]

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