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Title: Comparison of motivation, preparation, challenges and adjustment process of self-initiated and assigned expatriates.
Authors: Isil Kirkizoglu
Keywords: General Management
Assigned expatriates
Issue Date: 10-Mar-2020
Publisher: มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล
Citation: 2019
Abstract: In this study, the differences between the self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) and the assigned expatriates (AEs) are investigated in terms of their individual characteristics, family and work situations, motivational drivers, their preparations before the expatriation, the challenges that they have faced and their adjustment process. Previous studies in the literature for international adjustment process of expatriates and the comparative studies of SIEs and AEs are reviewed. Qualitative research is done by conducting interviews with 8 Turkish expatriates (4 SIEs and 4 AEs) who are currently living and working in Thailand. It is concluded that there are differences between SIEs and AEs in terms of individual characteristics, motivation for expatriation, preparation and the level and mode of adjustment. The similarities are found for the faced challenges and what helped for their adjustment. Recommendations to the expatriates and to the companies who are working with expatriates for a better preparation and adjustment process are summarized. Furthermore, recommendations to Turkish expatriates who plan to move to Thailand are given
Other Identifiers: TP GM.013 2019
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