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International assignment success: a thematic analysis of proximal salient stakeholders’ accounts of enablers and outcomes

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Show simple item record Brosnan, Kathryn 2020-01-31T14:14:28Z 2020-01-31T14:14:28Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis focuses on the area of international assignment success from the perspective of five proximal and salient organisational stakeholders in the global assignment cycle. A significant body of academic literature exists in the domain area of expatriation; however, there remains a paucity of research dealing with the issue of success. Many factors impact on the success of an international assignment, and a variety of stakeholders are pivotal to the process at different stages, each with differing agendas and touch points. Whilst a multi-stakeholder view is espoused in the literature, however, to date the multi-stakeholder approach has been neither incorporated nor empirically investigated. This research aims to begin to close these empirical gaps by elucidating international assignment success through the lens of multiple proximal stakeholders. The proximal salient stakeholders selected for inclusion in the research are expatriates, repatriates, human resource specialists, global mobility specialists, and host country line managers involved with the international assignment process. The research is underpinned by a qualitative research methodology. A detailed thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews teases out the main success criteria for each salient stakeholder. The analysis has resulted in the identification of two dichotomous lenses to examine this success phenomenon, namely the success enabler and the positive outcome for each stakeholder. Commonalities and differences in success criteria and their meanings are analysed and discussed. Avenues for future research are also highlighted in order to advance the debate from a multi-stakeholder perspective. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject stakeholders en_US
dc.subject global mobility stakeholders en_US
dc.title International assignment success: a thematic analysis of proximal salient stakeholders’ accounts of enablers and outcomes en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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