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Strategic motivations for international transfers: why do we MNCs use expatriates?

Scullion, H. and Collings, D. (2006) Strategic motivations for international transfers: why do we MNCs use expatriates? In: Global Staffing. Global HRM . Routledge, United Kingdom. ISBN 0415369363

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Abstract

Staffing is one of the biggest issues facing companies moving into the global market today. This book provides a multi-disciplinary, integrated and critical discussion-based analysis of current and emerging issues in global staffing. It critically examines best practice and leading approaches, drawing on research from a range of disciplines including international strategy, management, HRM and organizational theory. The key theme of localization is also examined along with the complex associated implementation issues in a number of different regions. This text takes a truly international approach, giving students of HRM and international business an in-depth understanding of the processes of global staffing.