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Selbstselektion statt Personalauswahl? Auslandsentsendungen in der deutschen chemischen Industrie

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  • Heiner Minssen
  • Susanne Schmidt
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    Am Beispiel der deutschen chemischen Industrie, einer mittelstaendisch, aber international orientierten Branche untersuchen wir, in welchem Umfang bei der Abwicklung internationaler Aktivitaeten auf Auslandsentsendungen zurueckgegriffen wird. Wir zei-gen, dass dies deutlich seltener geschieht, als angesichts der wissenschaftlichen Litera-tur zum Thema Expatriates vermutet werden koennte. Bei der Auswahl der Expatriates folgen die Unternehmen oftmals nicht den seitens der Wissenschaft unterbreiteten Ratschlaegen fuer eine erfolgreiche Personalauswahl, ohne dass daraus jedoch ein erhoeh-tes Risiko des Scheiterns von Auslandsentsendungen erwaechst; denn die Personalaus-wahl erfolgt oftmals auf Basis von Selbstbewerbungen potentieller Kandidaten, durch die ein wichtiger Erfolgsfaktor von Auslandsentsendungen, die Motivation der Ex-patriates, sichergestellt ist. Es ist deswegen keineswegs irrational, wenn Unternehmen auf aufwaendige Auswahlprozeduren verzichten.

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    Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Zeitschrift fuer Personalforschung.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 228 - 248

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:zfpers:doi_10.1688/1862-0000_zfp_2008_03_minssen

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    Keywords: Expatriates; International Assignments; Chemical Industry; Employee Selection; Rationality;

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