Global Organizational Control: A New Role by Inpatriates

Timothy Kiessling (Bond University, Australia)
Michael Harvey (University of Mississippi and Bond University, Australia)

Multinational Business Review

ISSN: 1525-383X

Publication date: 17 June 2006


As organizations have expanded globally, control mechanisms utilized in the past may need to be supplemented with a new type of personnel, that of the inpatriate. Expatriates were the most widely used staffing for corporate control, but due to various issues, a complementary set of employees to facilitate corporate goals could be utilized. Inpatriation, as a practical and conceptual means to augment expatriation, is discussed, compared with, and contrasted to, expatriation. This research explores the use of inpatriates in facilitating global control.



Kiessling, T. and Harvey, M. (2006), "Global Organizational Control: A New Role by Inpatriates", Multinational Business Review, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 1-28.

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