Leadership and People Managenent

The strength of Nigeria is its people

I once heard a Nigerian saying proudly that the strength of Nigeria is its people. That statement stuck in my mind: in fact, its 170 million (or so) people makes Nigeria the most populous African country – but what did he mean exactly? A number of things come to mind: the most immediate and obvious,…

Selected Publications: Why Do International Assignees Stay?

Reiche, B. Sebastian; Kraimer, Maria L.; Harzing, Anne-Wil, "Why Do International Assignees Stay?: An Organizational Embeddedness Perspective", Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2011, pp 521 - 544 We apply an organizational embeddedness perspective to examine international assignees' retention with the organization. Specifically, we hypothesize that assignees' social ties within and their…

Expat Work and Life Domains: Conflicting, Balancing, or Enriching?

Work is one of the central tenets in human life. We ask our kids what do they want to do when they grow up; we start conversations by inquiring about each other’s jobs; we study extensively in order to secure future employment; we belong, as adults, to a well-defined working age population; we differentiate between…
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