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Title: A model of expatriate withdrawal-related outcomes : decision making from a dualistic adjustment perspective
Authors: Takeuchi, Riki
Marinova, Sophia V.
Lepak, David P.
Liu, Wei
Keywords: Expatriate employees
Premature return
Dualistic adjustment
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Human resource management review, vol. 15, iss. 2, June 2005, p. 119-138
Abstract: Traditionally, one of the most frequently used outcomes of expatriate adjustment research has been premature return of expatriate employees. However, previous research has not considered premature return as an outcome of a particular type of decision that expatriates make. By adapting a decision-making perspective, we extend expatriate adjustment and international assignment literature in several different directions. To do so, we integrate decision-making, dualistic adjustment, the unfolding model of voluntary turnover (Lee & Mitchell, 1994), the evolutionary search model of turnover (Steel, 2002), and the motives approach to turnover (Maertz & Campion, 2004; Maertz & Griffeth, 2004) to propose multiple decision outcomes, rather than simply premature return, associated with international assignments. The proposed model provides a theoretical framework for considering criteria for examining these outcomes. Propositions and implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Rights: Human Resource Management Review © copyright 2005 Elsevier. The Journal's web site is located at
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