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Title: Expatriation


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Expatriation
2
Definition
  • Expatriate a voluntary temporary migrant,
    mostly from the affluent countries, who resides
    abroad for one of the following reasons
    business, mission, teaching, research and culture
    or leisure

3
Roles of Expatriates
  • Expatriates generally fulfill three broad
    strategic roles
  • Control and coordination of operations
  • Transfer of skills and knowledge
  • Managerial development

4
What Price Expatriation?
  • Expatriates are the most costly employees to the
    company
  • Expatriates have to learn the local language and
    adapt to the new country and new ways of doing
    things
  • Working and non-working spouses and children of
    expatriates

5
Preparation for foreign assignment
  • Selection
  • Individual
  • technical ability
  • cross-cultural suitability
  • family requirements
  • Situation
  • Country-cultural requirements
  • Language
  • MNC requirements
  • Training

6
What is culture shock?
  • Psychological disorientation that people
    experience when they move into a remarkable
    different culture for a long period of time
  • It's no illness, but a reaction to stress caused
    by the new and the unfamiliar
  • Shock is not the right term since it usually
    comes gradually and unconsciously
  • It is an excellent opportunity for personal growth

7
Culture shock cycle
  • Honeymoon
  • Crisis
  • Adjustment
  • Adaptation

8
Expatriates in host country
  • Go native
  • Leave their hearts at home
  • Dual citizens
  • Free agents

9
Reentry shock
  • Honeymoon
  • Crisis
  • Adjustment
  • Adaptation

10
Reasons why expatriates fail in foreign
assignments
  • Spouse cannot adjust to new physical or cultural
    surroundings
  • Expatriate cannot adapt to new physical or
    cultural surroundings
  • Family problems
  • Manager is emotionally immature
  • Manager cannot cope with foreign duties
  • Manager is not technically competent
  • Manager lacks proper motivation for foreign
    assignment
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