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A comparative study of domestic, European and international job-related relocation

Hippler, Thomas (2010) 'A comparative study of domestic, European and international job-related relocation.' The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21 (11). pp. 1837-1862. ISSN 0958-5192

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This paper explores a number of relocation outcomes for geographically mobile employees in the following three regions: Germany as the home country and destination for domestic assignments (n = 115), Western Europe (n = 116) and other countries (n = 236). The satisfaction with various aspects of the post-relocation environment, the perception of change between the pre- and post-relocation environment and the attachment to the post-relocation environment at various levels were compared between the three groups. For the European and international sub-samples differences in the ideal country and future plans were also investigated. The group that stood out most clearly was the domestic sub-sample. It emerged as the group least satisfied with their job or task characteristics, perceived significantly fewer changes in the environment and was comparatively eager to leave the site they were currently working at and the job they were currently employed in. The sometimes proposed redefinition of intra-European assignments as 'quasi-domestic' relocation appears to be inappropriate. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: expatriates; international assignments; job relocation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
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 11:08
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:01

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