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Why do they go? Empirical evidence of employees' motives for seeking or accepting relocation

Hippler, Thomas (2009) Why do they go? Empirical evidence of employees' motives for seeking or accepting relocation. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

This study addresses one of the shortcomings apparent in previous research on expatriate job-transfers, namely the lack of exploratory, empirical groundwork into the motives of expatriates to seek or accept international assignments. The relocatee population of a large German MNC was surveyed for their motives to seek or accept their transfer, using an open-response format. Responses were content analysed in order to arrive at an empirically grounded set of motives. The findings provide a very detailed picture of employees' motives to seek or accept international assignments and thus an important interim result that, when used as input in subsequent investigations, promises highly relevant results due to established content validity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: International Journal of Human Resource Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: expatriates; international assignments; motives for relocation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 11:10
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:01
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7629

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