Expatriate functions in the current multinational context: moving theory forward

Haynes, Rochelle (2015) Expatriate functions in the current multinational context: moving theory forward. In: The future of global organizing. Progress in International Business Research, 10 . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 97-123. ISBN 9781785604225, 9781785604232

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This chapter will discuss the extent to which existing models on expatriate functions within the international business literature, still effectively capture the roles currently performed by expatriate managers. It analyse the Edstrom and Galbraith (1977) typology and present a conceptual framework on the roles currently performed by expatriate managers within MNCs. To do this, it will draw inspiration from the resource-based view (Barney, 1991; Peng, M. W. (2001). The resource-based view and international business. Journal of Management, 27, 803–829. Wernerfelt, 1984), and the organisation capability view (Grant, 1996). Following several propositions about managers’ key functions within MNCs, challenges of creating an all-encompassing framework on expatriate functions, and suggestions for future research and theoretical development will be identified.

Keywords:Expatriate functions, Multinational companies
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N120 International Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:08 Feb 2018 11:21

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