It is fairly common knowledge that the more stress one experiences, the higher one’s susceptibility to illness. While the link is not that straightforward and many possible stress mechanisms continue to be under debate the relationship between stress and health is established by now. What I find even more interesting in light of this blog […]
In one of my recent posts I discussed the issue of dual-career couples. As noted, dual-career challenges remain one of the key expatriation challenges, influencing both the decision to accept an assignment and the assignment experience itself. Due to several possible reasons, families may decide to split for the period of the assignment, so that […]
A few weeks ago, when reviewing the latest stats from industry surveys on expatriates, I noted that there is a slowly emerging shift towards younger and less attached expatriates. Yet, the average profile of an expatriate still remains quite traditional, including a dominance of male employees, who are married or have a partner. Given this […]
The 2011 report on Mobility Challenges in Emerging Markets by Cartus aimed to establish baseline practices used by multinationals in emerging locations. The report highlights the variety of markets perceived as emerging and that companies have a strong need to succeed in these markets. Moreover, it seems that when dealing with emerging markets the question of expatriation costs becomes secondary. Take a look at the arguments.
A quick literature search on the term “expatriate” will lead to multiple sources dealing with expatriation topics, its issues and challenges. However, these issues are mainly treated in reference to long-term assignments while neglecting other types of expatriation practices, for example frequent flyers or so called flexpatriates. Lets take a closer look at them.