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Managing Expatriates by Yvonne McNulty, Kerr Inkson

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Chapter 7

A New Model of Expatriate ROI

In Part 3 of this book, we return to ROI to show how the concept can be applied to expatriation. We achieve this by providing new strategically based practices for the management of expatriates, applicable in inter­national organizations worldwide.

In this chapter, we build a model of eROI and demonstrate how we believe it should be measured, advocating for a proper strategic base for expatriation, and an integrated set of policies and practices. We then show how, and why, expatriation needs to be a strategic choice, and eROI a directing goal.

As we discussed in Chapter 2, an eROI approach is based on strategic intent. How do international assignments and the broader program of global mobility contribute ...

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