Focusing on expatriate management, this volume addresses the following issues: how expatriate performance should be conceptualized and operationalized; what the role of personality is in predicting adjustment and performance; and what the nature of training should be. In addition, it critically examines the state of research in the field of expatriate management from a historical perspective. Contributors to this volume have transferred theoretical and methodological advances in domestic employee management and acculturation to the study of expatriation. Each contribution demonstrates the level of theoretical, methodological and statistical sophistication that is required to comprehend the expatriation phenomenon.
Acculturation of expatriate managers - a process model of adjustment and performance, Zeynep Aycan; rethinking the strategic management of expatriates from a nonlinear dynamics perspective, Mark E. Mendenhall and James H. Macomber; personality determinants in the prediction of aspects of expatriate job success, Deniz S. Ones and Chockalingam Viswesvaran; expatriate selection - possibilities and limitations of using personality scales, Jurgen Deller; assessing expatriate success - beyond just "being there", Paula M. Caligiuri; a comparative test of alternative models of international assignee job performance, Winfred Arthur and Winston Bennett; empirical investigations of the host country perspective in expatriate management, Handan Kepir Sinangil and Deniz Z. Ones; training needs for expatriate adjustment in The People's Republic of China, Georgia T. Chao and Yen Jun Sun; spousal assistance programs - an integral component of the international assignment, Mary T. Pellico and Linda K. Stroh; current issues and future challenges in expatriate management, Zeynep Aycan and Rabindra N. Kanungo.