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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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  • Heiner Minssen & Susanne Schmidt, 2008. "Selbstselektion statt Personalauswahl? Auslandsentsendungen in der deutschen chemischen Industrie," Zeitschrift fuer Personalforschung. German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 22(3), pages 228-248.
  • 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;

    JEL classification:

    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
    • L65 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Chemicals; Rubber; Drugs; Biotechnology; Plastics
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M52 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Compensation and Compensation Methods and Their Effects
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management

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