AN INTENSIVE LITERATURE REVIEW ON EXPATRIATES’ ISSUES AND CONCERNS DURING AN INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTJournal: International Journal of Management (IJM) (Vol.11, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2020-07-31
Authors : Bahrullah Safi; Parul Saxena;
Page : 485-499
Keywords : Family Issues; Organizational Issues; Cross Cultural Adjustment Issues;
Expatriates always complain about their stay in the host country. Moreover, there are many different ups and downs that increase their issues while performing their duties. Expatriates regardless of their culture and type of industry face certain issues namely family issues, organizational issues and cross-cultural adjustment issues during an international assignment. The intensity of such issues may be different from person to person but it is associated with every single assignment. Besides these three major issues there is range of new issues whereas expatriates have to overcome during an international assignment. MNCs are still failed to minimize expatriates' issues while sending them abroad and it is due to their inability to design a well established policy than can ensure successful international assignment. There have been huge investments on training and development programs for expatriates but unfortunately their outcome was almost very less or even zero. The present study attempts to identify issues and concerns of expatriates during an international assignment and findings revealed that there are three major issues of expatriates during an assignment first expatriate's family issues, second, expatriates' organizational issues and third, expatriates' cultural issues.
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