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Managing expatriates: Messages from Europe

Scullion, H. and Brewster, C. (2001) Managing expatriates: Messages from Europe. Journal of World Business, 36 (4). pp. 346-365. ISSN 1090-9516

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Abstract

Much of our knowledge of expatriation and the processes of managing expatriates comes from North American researchers analysing the policies and practices of North American multinational corporations. This article uses that base of understanding, but argues that there has been an increasing stream of research into IHRM in Europe, which remains largely "invisible" to the North American specialists. Given the paucity of research in the area in general and the need for a more international understanding which can arise from examining different contexts, the article suggests that commentators outside Europe may find useful insights in the European analyses.