Breadcrumb

 
 

Towards a paradigm for the use of best practices in expatriate management : a study of four Canadian multinationals

Title:

Towards a paradigm for the use of best practices in expatriate management : a study of four Canadian multinationals

Abikhzer, Corinne (1999) Towards a paradigm for the use of best practices in expatriate management : a study of four Canadian multinationals. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

[img]
Preview
PDF
5Mb

Abstract

Organizations are increasingly seeking business opportunities in foreign countries. As a result of this trend, human resource professionals in international firms are faced with the pressing challenge of recruiting, selecting, training, assessing performance and managing the careers of international employees. Both the domestic and international human resource literatures are reviewed with the intent of identifying the "best practices" for expatriates. Using a multiple case study approach, this research examines the international human resource practices of Canadian MNCs and explores the reasons why these organizations have adopted the practices they have. Data from questionnaires, focused interviews, participant observation and existing documents were used to compare the research questions to the practices of Canadian MNCs. The qualitative results guide the development of the final paradigm. As hypothesized, all "best practice" variables were found to apply in Canadian MNCs, albeit to differing degrees. New variables were also identified. The final paradigm details these findings. The implication of these findings for Canadian MNCs and for international organizations in general are discussed. The implications for international human resource literature and for practical use are also explored. Future research suggestions are provided.

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Abikhzer, Corinne
Pagination:v, 147 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.Sc.Admin.)
Program:Faculty of Commerce and Administration
Date:1999
Thesis Supervisor(s):Leiba-O'Sullivan, Sharon
ID Code:859
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:14
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:17
Related URLs:
All items in Spectrum are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved. The use of items is governed by Spectrum's terms of access.

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...

Concordia University - Footer