Globalization and the inward flow of immigrants: Issues associated with the inpatriation of global managers

Harvey, Michael, Kiessling, Tim and Moeller, Miriam (2011) Globalization and the inward flow of immigrants: Issues associated with the inpatriation of global managers. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 22 2: 177-194. doi:10.1002/hrdq.20073


Author Harvey, Michael
Kiessling, Tim
Moeller, Miriam
Title Globalization and the inward flow of immigrants: Issues associated with the inpatriation of global managers
Journal name Human Resource Development Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1044-8004
1532-1096
Publication date 2011-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/hrdq.20073
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 177
End page 194
Total pages 18
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Jossey-Bass
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Assembling a diverse global workforce is becoming a critical dimension in gaining successful global performance. In the past, staffing has focused on control of the multinational organization as the primary goal when staffing overseas positions. As organizations globalize their operations, the goal of staffing is shifting from control to diversity, which in turn will provide the global organization with a means to gain/maintain competitive advantage. This diversity will be accomplished by integrating foreigners into the home country organization (i.e., inpatriation) through a permanent assignment. This article examines the inward flow of inpatriate managers by using social learning theory as a lens to better understand the means to integrate foreign managers into the domestic organization culture. The stages that inpatriate managers will go through (i.e., survival, integration, acculturation, and pluralistic integration) are explored to ascertain how to effectively utilize these global managers.
Keyword Decision-making
Attitudes
Trust
Assimilation
Rethinking
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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