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Managing Expatriates by Yvonne McNulty, Kerr Inkson

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Introduction

Expatriation is a big topic and is getting bigger.

Over 200 million people worldwide now live and work in a country other than their country of origin. More and more companies operate internationally, and people seek to be internationally mobile in order to have a rich and fulfilling work-life and advance their careers.

The solution to both organizational and individual needs is often company-sponsored expatriation, a practice which is reported by more than half of the companies participating in global consulting surveys to be growing exponentially.1 Millions of those who live away from their home countries are not permanent migrants but professional and managerial staff who have been expatriated by their multi-national companies. ...

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