The Role of Expatriates in the Management of Interdependence Complexity and Risk in Multinational Corporations
AbstractA multilevel analysis of environmental (country) and organizational (affiliate) factors is used to explain the differential utilization rates of U.S. nationals in overseas professional positions of a major U.S. bank with 84 branches in 43 countries. The research suggests that to the extent that the affiliates of a multinational corporation operate in environments with differing levels of political risk, cultural distance, and competition and have operations with different levels of complexity and interdependence, a single staffing policy may be inappropriate.© 1990 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1990) 21, 357–381
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