One way or another? An international comparison of expatriate performance management in multinational companies

Bader, Anna Katharina, Bader, Benjamin, Froese, Fabian Jintae and Sekiguchi, Tomoki (2021) One way or another? An international comparison of expatriate performance management in multinational companies. Human Resource Management. ISSN 0090-4848 (In Press)

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Abstract

Due to the high costs and strategic importance of expatriate assignments, expatriate performance management (EPM) plays an increasingly important role for multinational enterprises (MNEs). However, research on EPM is still in its infancy. Drawing from the convergence/divergence debate in international human resource management, this study investigates and compares EPM strategies and practices across MNEs from three different country clusters to better understand whether EPM practices tend to converge, diverge, or crossverge (i.e., show aspects of both). Results from surveying 132 Anglo‐Saxon, Germanic, and Japanese MNEs reveal prominent differences (divergence) at the EPM strategic level such that Japanese MNEs tend to pursue more ethnocentric staffing strategies and design EPM systems specifically tailored to expatriates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative human resource management, convergence, divergence, expatriate, expatriate performance management
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2021 09:54
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 10:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46470

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