Issues and Trends in Expatriate Management

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2011 International Conference on Information Communication and Management IPCSIT vol.16 (2011) © (2011) IACSIT Press, Singapore Issues and Trends in Expatriation Management Dayang Nailul Munna Abang Abdullah 1 and Cheam Sheue Jin2 1 Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia 2 Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia Abstract. As organisations become globalised, there is an increasing need to employ expatriates for global assignments. Investigate the issues in the expatriation process from different perspectives are of utmost important to enhance understanding and improve performance of the…show more content…
It is to enable the informants to talk about their experience, feelings, and opinions of a subject. Different interview techniques such as probing questions, responding to the informants, showing interest, reconfirming the response, taking notes, follow up and remind the informants to stay in line with the topic when deviation occurs, and keep the informants to talk and express their view were used during the interview. Then the interview data were documented and decoded. Data collected was kept as confidential and private, only used by researcher and related supervisor for academic purposes. The informants of this research were drawn from human resource managers or human resource representatives of corporations. Four companies, which are locating in Kuala Lumpur and Kuching, had been selected due to the accessibility of the researcher and because Kuala Lumpur is one of the most developed areas in Malaysia, therefore it is easier to identify the suitable companies for study. In this study, the purposive sampling method was used to identify the informants, thus the sample sizes may not be predetermined prior to data collection, and it depends on the resources and time available, as well as the study’s objectives [9]. As a result, there were four informants involved in this study. To enhance the reliability of the data, sound recorder was utilised to record the
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