Typologies: what types of foreign executives are appointed by local organisations and what types of organisations appoint them?

Arp, Frithjof (2013) Typologies: what types of foreign executives are appointed by local organisations and what types of organisations appoint them? Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, 27 (3). pp. 167-194. ISSN 0179-6437

[img] PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (490kB)

Abstract

Current issues in international human resource management include global careers that differ from traditional expatriate assignments. A number of foreign executives have in recent years been appointed to positions in the headquarter operations of culturally distant organisations. These appointments of foreign executives in local organisations (FELOs) can be viewed as a specific form of self-initiated expatriation (SIE), with several distinct types of FELOs found in fieldwork studies. This article offers typologies of the individuals and organisations involved in the FELO phenomenon. These typologies elucidate that FELO appointments do not necessarily indicate a geocentric hiring approach, and assist in identifying which FELO workplaces produce successful outcomes as well as those which are likely to fail. The applicability to other country contexts, implications for theory on diversity in management teams, and key criteria for FELO hiring practices are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School China
Related URLs:
URLURL Type
http://www.hampp-verlag.de/index.htmPublisher
http://FELOresearch.info/typologies-what-types-of-foreign-executives-are-appointed-by-local-organisations-and-what-types-of-organisations-appoint-them/UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Arp, Dr Frithjof
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 14:36
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 17:35
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3324

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View