Paper Details
Title Factors Affecting the Success of Malaysian Expatriates on Foreign Assignments
AuthorsMOHAMED SULAIMAN, AZURA OMAR, OSMAN ABDULKERIM YUSSUF and ABDUL KADIR OTHMAN
Abstract

Companies conducting business overseas is a common phenomenon due to globalization. Employees are assigned to work in different countries for certain periods of time. Some employees are successful but others fail to meet expectations because of various factors. This study is an attempt at examining the factors affecting Malaysian expatriates success on foreign assignments. The employment of expatriates has become part and parcel of Multi-National Corporation (MNC) business organizations way to expand their businesses internationally. Malaysian companies operating abroad normally employ Malaysians as expatriates. A sample of nine respondents was selected based on their experience as expatriates, seven males and two females. The study found that the primary factors influencing the success of Malaysian expatriates include the selection of expatriates, emotional intelligence, preparation before their departure, adjustment to the new place of work, support from the Headquarters, and compensation package. Key Words: Success, Malaysian expatriates, Foreign assignments

Pages 938-948
Volume 3
Issue 2
Part 3
File Name Download (2268)
DOI/AUN

Facebook