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Expatriate assignment - a means for career development: case studies of four Swedish MNCs
2003 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of Swedish MNCs’ use of expatriate assignments for individual career development. In order to reach this purpose, employment of expatriate assignments as a means for career development, expatriate support during the expatriate assignment, and repatriation planning were studied in a qualitative, multiple-case study based on personal interviews with key personnel within the area of research in four Swedish MNCs. Findings indicate that employment of expatriate assignments for individual career development is not extensively adopted by Swedish MNCs, and even though a long-term perspective of expatriation to a certain extent exists, the responsibility for taking initiative is placed primarily upon the individuals.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, expatriate, expatriate assignment, career development, repatriation, expatriate support, expatriation
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-46308ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--03/015--SELocal ID: 3f291db0-4e8d-4b26-90b0-f08739f82683OAI: diva2:1019622
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
International Business and Economic, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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