Multinational Corporation Case Study

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The management orientation adopted by multinational corporations can incorporate the need for expatriates and repatriates. There are inherent challenges for these individuals since there is a culture shock which requires an adjustment. This adjustment or lack thereof has caused a crisis for multinational corporations. These individuals often return early or fail at their given assignment. This can be a costly endeavor for organizations and they must improve their abilities to manage and educate these individuals before and throughout their assignment. This document will review the symptoms of expatriates and repatriates and what affects them personally and can cause more costs to a multinational corporation. This document will also address what multinational corporations can do to prevent or avoid these symptoms…show more content…
The individual must adjust back into their original culture after being away for a significant amount of time. In addition, they have to adjust to a new work environment, re-connect with family and friends, and adapt to other environment factors such as weather and basic living conditions (Cullen & Parboteeah, 2011).
Prevention and Transition Strategies for Multinational Corporations Understanding the problems that both expatriates and repatriates face when moving to and returning from an international assignment can provide insights into how a multinational corporation can help mitigate some of obstacles. The human resources function plays a key role in ensuring these strategies are developed and implemented appropriately. In general, providing the right vision, hiring the right candidates, providing training and the necessary support system to these individuals can ensure a smooth transition between before, during and after international assignments (Cullen & Parboteeah, 2011).
Vision and Hiring of the Right
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