Influence of family presence on expatriate outcomes

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The role of expatriate families in the success or failure of international assignments is often overlooked. Organizations often consider employees’ family status when making expatriate selection decisions, and as expatriates prepare for their travels, they must make important decisions about whether their partners and children will accompany them. In this chapter, we examine the impact of partner and children presence on expatriate outcomes. We find that family presence is generally beneficial, but note some important contexts where family may interfere with expatriate acculturation. We highlight implications for practice and areas for future study.
Translated title of the contributionEinfluß der Familienpräsenz auf Anpassung und Zufriedenheit von Auslandsentsandten
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging expatriates : Success factors in private and public domains
EditorsBrenton M. Wiernik, Heiko Rüger, Deniz S. Ones
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationOpladen
PublisherVerlag Babara Budrich
Publication date2018
ISBN (print)978-3-8474-2031-6
ISBN (electronic)978-3-8474-1017-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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