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Repatriation of expatriate employees, knowledge transfer, and organizational learning What do we know?

Repatriation of expatriate employees, knowledge transfer, and organizational learning What do we... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a review of the topic of repatriation and the potential benefits of the use of repatriated employees to enhance global knowledge and organizational learning in multinational corporations. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides an integrative literature review of articles published on repatriation, knowledge transfer, and organization learning 1999‐2009. Findings – The literature review revealed that repatriation is a growing field of study in international human resources, and must be addressed as a multidimensional phenomenon in order to capture a clear picture of the challenges and potential benefits resulting from repatriation. Originality/value – This paper suggests practical measures to address repatriation and identify gaps for future research. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Training and Development Emerald Publishing

Repatriation of expatriate employees, knowledge transfer, and organizational learning What do we know?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2046-9012
DOI
10.1108/03090591211245512
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a review of the topic of repatriation and the potential benefits of the use of repatriated employees to enhance global knowledge and organizational learning in multinational corporations. Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides an integrative literature review of articles published on repatriation, knowledge transfer, and organization learning 1999‐2009. Findings – The literature review revealed that repatriation is a growing field of study in international human resources, and must be addressed as a multidimensional phenomenon in order to capture a clear picture of the challenges and potential benefits resulting from repatriation. Originality/value – This paper suggests practical measures to address repatriation and identify gaps for future research.

Journal

European Journal of Training and DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 31, 2012

Keywords: Repatriation; Knowledge transfer; Knowledge sharing; Organization learning; Expatriates; Employees

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