Expatriate failure: Time to abandon the concept?

Anne‐wil Harzing, Claus Christensen

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This article reviews the established understanding of the concept of expatriate failure, discusses its associated problems and presents a more sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of the concept. The article argues that it might well be time to abandon the concept of expatriate failure altogether and instead draw on the general human resource literature to analyse problems related to turnover and performance management in an expatriate context..
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-626
JournalCareer Development International
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes


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