free trial
Log in
Manageris logoManageris logo

Masterpieces are only lucky attempts.George Sand

you are here : home > publications > synopses

International mobility

International mobility

As markets become more global, companies have a growing need for internationally mobile managers. How to select potential expatriation candidates and maximize their chances of success?

order


Market globalization is creating a growing need for international managers. But many companies do not manage expatriation as well as they should.

– Recognize the inadequacy of current practices.
Benchmarking studies show that many companies do not properly select and prepare expatriation candidates. The effort expended to help managers adapt to foreign situations and form local ties is generally insufficient given the high stakes involved. This has costly consequences for both the company and the expatriate.

– Carefully select expatriation candidates.
A study of several hundred expatriation situations has been used to identify the most critical selection criteria in terms of personality and motivation.

– Set the stage for successful expatriation.
To ensure successful expatriation, companies must try to minimize the sources of stress that are likely to confront managers working abroad. Specifically, they must take particular care when defining expatriate positions and preparing transfers.

Synopsis n.78a


order