Scientific Network Inaugural Meeting – Literature Basis

The first meeting will take place on September 18 and 19, 2014 at the University of Hamburg. The following articles on “expatriate failure” (in chronological order) will be the basis of our first round of discussion. Each member is going to prepare one previously assigned article in greater detail, highlighting the core findings, and show first potential points of contact regarding research questions of the network.

Tung, R. L. (1981). Selection and training of personnel for overseas assignments. Columbia Journal of World Business, 16(1), 68–78.

Harzing, A.-W. K. (1995). The persistent myth of high expatriate failure rates. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 6(2), 457–474.

Forster, N. (1997). “The persistent myth of high expatriate failure rates”: a reappraisal. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 8(4), 414–433.

Daniels, J. D., & Insch, G. S. (1998). Why are early departure rates from foreign assignments lower than historically reported? Multinational Business Review, 6(1), 13–23.

Insch, G. S., & Daniels, J. D. (2002). Causes and consequences of declining early departures from foreign assignments. Business Horizons, 45(6), 39–48.

Harzing, A.-W., & Christensen, C. (2004). Expatriate failure: time to abandon the concept? Career Development International, 9(7), 616–626.

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