International workers' satisfaction with the repatriation process

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International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Volumen: 19
  • Número: 9
  • Fecha: 10 October 2008
  • Páginas: 1683-1702
  • ISSN: 09585192 14664399
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1080/09585190802295256
  • Document Type: Article
One of the main problems associated with the international assignments of employees is the high turnover rate of the repatriates on their return. International human resource management (IHRM) has focused its attention on identifying the factors that can lead the organization to retain these individuals when they come back. However, the satisfaction of the international workers with the repatriation process has received little attention from the academic world in spite of its importance in the reduction of high turnover rates among repatriates. This article presents the results of a study based on the answers of 124 Spanish repatriates. Our findings confirm that the satisfaction of repatriates with the repatriation process reduces their intention to seek a new employer. The research also identifies the major aspects affecting the repatriates' satisfaction with the repatriation process. Implications for practitioners and academics are discussed.

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