Written questionnaire that can be sent to you for completion and sent back by a postage paid envelope.
Research supervisors are Associate Professor Alan Nankervis (RMIT University) and Associate Professor Greg Fisher (Flinders University).
I am interested in finding out non traditional expatriates’ assignments (NTE) in terms of the nature and the reasons (motivations) for using them.
Secondly, I would like to investigate if the roles undertaken in non traditional expatriate assignments consistent with those undertaken in traditional expatriate assignments (their main assignments are position filling, management development and organisation development). Additionally, this research is also looking at the relationship between the reasons for using non traditional expatriates, the roles undertaken, and contextual factors such as the nature of the assignments, the organisational context, knowledge transfer requirements and the use of communication technology.
In order to understand this, I needed a group of professionals who have undertaken foreign assignments or currently undertaking the assignments. That’s why I am pleased you have agreed to participate.
The questions should not take more than 30 minutes of your time. I don’t have any questions that are personal, but I want to ensure you that your answer is confidential. I am using this information toward a Ph.D thesis, so I will be writing up a summary of your responses. If there are any questions you don’t care to answer for any reason, just let me know.
Your responses will contribute to the body of international human resource management especially non traditional expatriate assignment which is useful to HR manager for recruiting, selecting, training, supporting and evaluating performance of expatriates. The finding of this study will be disseminated in conferences and published in journals.