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Repatriation — clues to successful international operation?

Christine Ratnam (Human Resource Management Consultant based in Coventry, UK)
Jennifer Sansom (Researcher based in London, UK)

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1352-7606

Article publication date: 1 March 1995


Considers the area of repatriation/reassignment of employees after international assignments and the effect that it may have on the successful internationalization of organizations. By specifically highlighting experiences in this area, suggests that organizations may need to develop their international human resources policies further if they are to maximize workforce investment in globalization. Draws on recent research conducted (via survey and interview) with over 40 companies, together with other relevant research and the personal and professional experiences of the writers. Specifically focuses on the main organizational issues raised and, in particular, effects of disregarding repatriation, effects on strategic and organizational development, lessons to be learned for globalization and the need for a fully integrated HR approach.


Ratnam, C. and Sansom, J. (1995), "Repatriation — clues to successful international operation?", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 25-30.




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